Tours of top homes will help pay for lifesaving equipment
Some of Auckland’s most stunning and gracious homes will be on view this November to help reduce brain damage in babies at Starship hospital.
The Christmas Cracker House Tour features more than 10 homes in the Herne Bay and Whitford areas.
Funds raised from the tour will go towards two New Zealand pioneered head-cooling caps, costing $75,000 each.
The caps will be used in the neonatal intensive care unit at Starship.
“Aucklanders will be able to take a look at some of the city’s most stunning rural and urban homes and help us reduce brain damage in babies at the same time,” says Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young.
Friends of Starship, a volunteer-based organisation, has put together the seventh annual house tour which has raised more than $3.5 million over the years for Starship.
The self-drive tour is sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson and supported by interior designers and florists who will create a Christmas theme in each home.
Raffles and silent auctions will also be held during the tours.
The Herne Bay Twilight Tour on November 6 is an evening of Christmas cheer with a mixture of beautiful modern and classical homes in the area.
The Whitford tour features country homes, including estates, landscaped gardens and modern art hideaways.
For ticket information go to www.ticketmaster.co.nz or call 970-9700.