Saturday, March 24, 2018

Landmark fundraiser

sadviser June 29, 2011

COMMUNITY EFFORT… Pictured from left- JG King Representative, Lyn Edwards and Supervisor, Ron Courtney, ConnectGV Treasurer/Board of Directors, Darren Hall and Marketing Manager, Kate Smith at the start of the ConnectGV/JG King Charity House construction. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.Charity Home construction underway

By Nadia Surace 
A house, a car, boat and furniture, all donated by local businesses, is set to go under the hammer to help raise money for local disability support service provider, ConnectGV.
At the start of the ConnectGV/JG King Charity Home’s construction last month, Connect GV Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Giovanetti explained many contractors and suppliers have committed to donating their time and materials to the project, expected to raise more than $100,000.
“It is the first time in the 57 year history of ConnectGV that we have undertaken a fundraiser of this scale and asked the community for assistance,” he said.
“The auction of the car donated by Ken Muston Automotive, boat donated by Boats and More and GV Furniture World furniture should help us raise around another $50,000.”
All proceeds from the auction will go to building independent living units for local people with disability.
“Not only will these units be more appropriate to their needs, it will also free up accommodation in community residential units for those that do require supported accommodation,” Mr Giovanetti said.
“There is a significant shortage of accommodation for people with disability right across regional Victoria and this will go a significant way towards supporting those people.”
The 26sqm Charity House at Shepparton’s The Boulevard Estate for auction includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, family meals and alfresco areas.

To support ConnectGV phone: 5821 2466.