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 raise funds and granting wishes for seriously ill children.
Over the years our builders have helped make a number of wishes come true through donations, building cubby houses, kennels and even wishing wells. Our efforts have gone on to help grant wishes like Madison, battling rhabdomysarcoma, who wanted to take a family holiday to Hamilton Island so she could fly over the heart-shaped reef and visit Dunk Island, where her parents first met.
Make-A-Wish makes the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true – giving them hope for the future, strength to face the challenge of their illness, and joy from their incredible wish experience.
Make-A-Wish wishes are vital, build resilience and are an essential complement to medical treatment.
Next stop – Unicornland!
Despite her family trying to make living with cystic fibrosis a normal thing in their household, as six-year-old Abigail got older, she started asking why she’s the only one at school who has to take medication and go to appointments. But then, Abigail found out she was going on a wish journey.
Suddenly, Abigail’s questions were replaced by constant excitement as she shared with everyone everywhere that she was going to Unicornland; where the queen unicorn lives in a castle in the clouds.
Abi soon received a letter with a special mission, to find the queen unicorn’s lost sparkle as she couldn’t fly without it. Abi accepted the challenge and when she succeeded, her wish came true; she climbed aboard the queen unicorn, feeling like she was flying through the sky, just as she’d imagined.
Congratulations to Aaron Anstis from our Ocean Grove team who was awarded the 2017 Make-A-Wish Star Contributor at the Hotondo Homes National Conference.
The team from Hotondo Homes Ballarat helped make this fantastic cubby for six-year-old William, battling Muscular Dystrophy. He wished for a nautical themed bakery cubby!
Breanna, 12, diagnosed with liver failure, wished to be an event manager. Our Ballarat team helped make it come true, making this wishing well to collect donations at Breanna’s fundraising ball.
Funds raised through our inspirational partnership help make the impossible possible for really sick kids like Scarlett, 5, living with a heart defect, who wished to see a unicorn fly and taste it’s rainbow horn.