Big hearted tradies step forward to help
LOCAL tradies have responded overwhelmingly to the call in last Friday’s Wangaratta Chronicle to help build a new home donated by Cavalier Homes Albury Wodonga for the Holt family.
Cavalier Homes had responded to the story of David and Helen Holt and their four grandchildren, who were tragically left orphaned on Anzac Day, who currently live in a two bedroom home.
The Albury Wodonga firm said they would supply a new home and all the building products so all that was needed were some caring tradies prepared to donate their time to put the home together.
The 4 Kids and Carers Future Foundation (4KCFF), which was established to raise funds and assist in the financial well-being of the children and their carers, secured a block of land on the outskirts of Wangaratta as the building site.
Jason Reid, 4KCFF chairman, described the response from tradies as “amazing”.
“Bright and District Electrical, who have already worked on the site, have said they would do all the electrical work required, Ray Griffin will do the brickwork, Graham Harper the plastering, Hinton Earthworks will do all the earthmoving and Don Cook from Cooks Earthmoving will supply the road base and packing sand,” Mr Reid said.
“A retired plumber, Stretch Everett, contacted us and said he would not only organise the plumbing but he was confident he would be able to get any tradies needed to finish the job.”
Stretch said, although he didn’t know the family, when he heard about the call for tradies he knew he could help.
“It’s a great cause and I knew I could do something for them,” he said.
“I will catch up with Paul Hodgkin (Cavalier Homes coowner and project manager on the build) to see who else he needs.”
One of the first mates Stretch organised to lend a hand on the project was Jim Bordignon from Bordignon Excavations who will do whatever is required to help on the build.
The 4 Kids and Carers Future Foundation is a registered charitable organisation and able to offer full tax benefits to donors.
Any tradespeople interested in being a part of this project are welcome to contact Jason Reid (4KCFF president) on 0419 360 728, or Paul Hodgkin (Cavalier Homes) on 0409 596 736.
PITCHING IN: Local tradies Jim Bordignon, Stretch Everett and Clayton Hines have joined a growing number of volunteers ready to help build the new Holt family home supplied by Cavalier Homes.