The GJ Variety Freedom House is complete and to celebrate, a cocktail party was held at Bomaderry Bowling Club in recognition of those involved in the project.
Around 100 guests gathered at the venue on Thursday, proud to be part of building the house, which is to be sold as a fund-raiser for the children’s charity later this month.
The family home in Bomaderry was started in November and drew together more than 80 local tradespeople and building suppliers.
The project was led by Shoalhaven’s GJ Gardner Homes and built in just six months.
GJ Gardner Homes general manager Kirsty Fay said a hugely successful live auction was also held at the party, which raised an extra $4700 for Variety.
“Seeing all the supporters in the room really brought home to me how big this project has been within the community,” she said.
“This project has been my world for the last nine months.
“We hope to get a great result on auction day.”
The house will be auctioned on site by Integrity Real Estate on Saturday, May 24 at noon.
Variety South Coast chairman Brian Muller said the whole experience was a lot of work but very humbling and exciting.
“There has been a lot of interest generated and we have been very satisfied with the level of inquiry [for the auction],” he said.
The profits made from the auction will go directly to Variety.
More photos from this event appear on page 72 and online at www.southcoastregister.com.au