Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property

Maximum reward for $2


AHAMPTONS-style home that shot to fame in the first series of Grand Designs Australia could be yours for just $2. The $3.2m prize home in the Gold Coast Hinterland in Queensland is Mater Foundation’s largest prize home in size and value.

The house, on a sprawling 4006sq m block at 2 Colchester Court, Maudsland, is built over three levels and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gym, sauna, pool and wine cellar.

A $200,000 furniture package and $2500 gold bullion is also thrown in with the prize home.

Matt Brinckley of the Mater Foundation, who is running the lottery, said each ticket helped to fund vital medical research and patient care.

“From vital cancer research and treatments, to caring for some of our tiniest premature babies, your support makes the world of difference to patients and their families across the Mater community,” he said.

Evette and Jesse and their triplet daughters Charlotte, Aria and Alyssa are just some of the people who have benefitted from Mater Foundation proceeds.

“It was very overwhelmi­ng,” said Evette, after she discovered she was expecting not one, but three babies.

While they initially battled to conceive, Evette and Jesse suddenly faced a high-risk multiple pregnancy.

“Our neonatolog­ist told us that with triplets there’s a higher chance of Down syndrome,” she said.

“There’s also a higher chance of cerebral palsy if the babies are born too early.

“There can also be issues with the developmen­t of their hearing, sight, breathing, in fact a whole range of medical issues.”

At 31 weeks gestation, Evette had triplets by caesarean section.

“Due to my high-risk pregnancy, there were so many staff with us,” Evette said.

“There were three paediatric­ians, scrub nurses, midwives, anaestheti­c technician­s, and nurses, and three resuscitat­ion cots waiting for my baby girls.”

Thankfully, Evette’s girls did not need resuscitat­ing, but they were immediatel­y taken to the Neonatal Critical Care Unit for specialist care.

The girls remained at the Mater for eight weeks.

“We are so grateful to all the amazing staff at Mater, who walked this journey with us,” Evette said.

“I discovered that a lot of the specialise­d equipment that was used for my girls was bought with funding from Mater Prize Home. I’ve bought my tickets for the lottery, so I hope everyone else does too.”

Mater Prize Home No 301 will be drawn on June 23. Visit materlotte­ries.com.au

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