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Priya's Wish

Hotondo Homes’ partnership with
Make-A-Wish® Australia began in 2014 and has grown into a major element of the business. Our members are dedicated to helping to raise funds and create a world of possibility for children fighting life-threatening illness.

Over the years our builders have helped make a lasting difference to seriously ill children and their families. Whether it’s been through fundraising, building cubby houses, kennels or even wishing wells, we are incredibly proud of the impact we have had on so many children across Australia.

About Make-A-Wish® Australia

Make-A-Wish® Australia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. As one of Australia’s most reputable charities, Make-A-Wish partners with sick kids, their families and medical teams to deliver unforgettable wish experiences – like making unicorns fly, sending kids to the moon and even helping Australia’s youngest cricket captain don the baggy green.

Make-A-Wish believes wishes complement a child’s medical treatment, with the power to calm, distract and inspire at the time they need it most.

Today, Make-A-Wish has more than 700 kids on a Wish Journey which is why they need our support, so that they can get one step closer to making the wish of every eligible Australian child come true.

Working together to create a world of possibilities

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Rory answers the Batphone!

Rory's Wish

Diagnosed with a Disseminated Glioneuronal Tumour, Rory had spinal surgery within a few days to decompress the tumour. What followed was 68 weeks of chemotherapy.

Whenever he was well enough, Rory – who is “full of personality” according to his mum – would dress up as Batman, Superman or even a policeman.

But it was the caped crusader he really wanted to meet.

Batman’s friend – Make-A-Wish volunteer Glenn – would drop into Rory’s house in the lead-up to his wish giving Rory a toy bat and a Batman suit.

“He also got a Make-A-Wish coin which Rory slept with under his pillow most nights to know his wish was coming,” Gemma said.

Make-A-Wish coins are given to wish children in the lead-up to a wish to help build their anticipation.

Our Stars

Congratulations to our 2019 Make-A-Wish award winners

2019 Make-A-Wish Award Winners

Darren Phillips and Narelle Hughes of Hotondo Homes Batemans Bay were awarded the Make-A-Wish Event of the Year for their amazing fundraising efforts during the Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim. The team united their local community and increased great awareness for Make-A-Wish while raising an incredible $8,025 for the cause. A huge congratulations to the team for their efforts both in and out of the water!

Adam Sturt of Hotondo Southcoast was honoured to receive our 2019 Make-A-Wish Overall Achievement award. Adam’s phenomenal efforts to raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish since the inception of the partnership has been nothing short of extraordinary. His team alone have helped donate an incredible $30,000 over the duration of the partnership and show no signs of slowing down. Congratulations to Adam and the team!

Congratulations to our 2019 Make-A-Wish award winners

Hotondo Homes Central Coast Champagne Brunch

The team from Central Coast were proud to host a ladies-only Champagne Brunch, with all funds raised supporting Make-A-Wish. The event was held to support kids just like 6-year-old Priya who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Priya wished to have a party at the beach with all her favourite princesses. The 66 women who attended were entertained by silent auctions, raffles and inspired by guest speaker Adelle Laing.

Local businesses threw their support behind the cause, donating their own services and goods for the special occasion. They raised an incredible $5,469.14 to help grant even more life-changing wishes for seriously ill children. The team are absolutely thrilled with the result and plan on making it an annual event.

Round two tees up MORE donations!

2019 Hotondo Southcoast Golf Day Fundraiser

After the success of last year’s Make-A-Wish Golf Day, Adam Sturt from Hotondo Southcoast made the bold pledge to top their fundraising efforts. The team weren’t just able to match it, they went one better by beating it! A fantastic collaboration between local businesses and the team saw a total of $16,500 raised for the charity.

Adam says the remarkable effort would never have been possible without the generous support of the local community. “From a personal point of view, this means more than I can put into words. Being a parent myself, I can’t begin to imagine what these children and their parents are going through. The long and stressful days of running a business seems so small when you think about the situations other people are faced with, raising money is the least we can do,” Adam said.

Every day six Australian families receive the news that their child has a life-threatening illness.

That’s more than 2,000 children every year who need the chance to escape their new reality and just focus on being a kid again. Make-A-Wish creates a world of possibility for seriously-ill children by bringing to life their wishes in a unique and unforgettable way.

As we do not receive any government funding, our vital work is reliant on the generosity of our partners, donors and the thousands of Australians who volunteer their time.

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