Continuing to make a difference for the Good Friday Appeal

10th March 2017

General News Philanthropy

24 years and 37 homes later, Henley continues to make a significant difference for the Good Friday Appeal.

Henley’s bond with the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal runs deep and continues to grow from strength to strength.  And this year is no different.

Since 1993, over $13.2 million has been donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital through the auction of 37 Henley homes.  With the tireless commitment and generosity of the Australian building community, the Good Friday Appeal will once again be auctioning a stunning Henley home - with every single dollar going to the hospital. 

Henley’s commitment to the Good Friday Appeal

There is nothing more heartbreaking than hearing about sick children, and there’s nothing more uplifting than knowing that after 24 years, Henley continues to make a significant difference to the lives of sick children and their families.

Contributing to the community has always been front of mind for Henley. In the beginning, the Royal Children’s Hospital was an obvious choice for our fundraising efforts, as many of the team, trade and suppliers had directly benefited from the hospital’s tireless work, or knew of someone who had. From humble beginnings, Henley continued to lift the bar on the scale of donation, and now, with the help of 400 trades and suppliers, a 41 square home in Geelong is the latest mega donation to the appeal.

Top class Henley community.  It takes a village …

The beauty and ingenuity of what Henley creates for the Good Friday Appeal is bringing together like-minded trades and suppliers who donate their time, skills, services and products to ensure the house is built to the highest of standards. This mass scale altruism is a testament to the commitment that Henley and its building community has to ensure the hospital continues to take care of sick children.

The house is a palace

Henley will deliver a stunning four-bedroom double-storey home called the Palace 38 with Grand Alfresco on a spacious 599m2 lot in Villawood Properties’ premium Waters precinct at Armstrong Community in Mt Duneed.  As a no reserve auction, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky family to secure their dream home.

The house itself is a well-appointed, 41 square family home, finished to the highest level, with everything the lucky buyer requires to move straight in including window coverings, landscaping, driveway and more.

This beautiful home showcases four bedrooms, two bathrooms, powder room, a north facing grand alfresco area, five living areas including a home theatre, leisure room and study, plus there’s the enviable butler’s pantry and walk in robes to each bedroom. With gourmet kitchen, designer timber look flooring throughout, premium carpet and polished porcelain tiles, the house is the whole package.

Victorian Surf Coast hotspot

For the first time, the Charity Home Auction will be held in thriving Geelong, which is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth. The flagship Villawood Properties Armstrong community is in Mt Duneed and boasts a unique position just 10 minutes from the Geelong CBD and is located within 15 minutes of seven of Victoria’s very best beaches, enticing home hunters wanting to be close to both the heart of Geelong and the Surf Coast.

Armstrong Mt Duneed is a $1 billion project in the heart of Australia’s largest contiguous growth area Armstrong Creek. Spanning more than 3,100 lots, Armstrong Mt Duneed will eventually be home to over 60,000 people.

Jot these down!

  • Open for inspections will take place each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 11 March and 14 April
  • The all-important Auction - 2pm 14 April - No Reserve Auction onsite at Henley’s Palace 38, in Villawood Properties Armstrong Community
  • The house is located at 66 Unity Drive, in Armstrong, Mt Duneed.
  • Visit for full details

Thank you Melbourne

Henley deeply values the suite of partnerships formed as a result of this massive project. From trades, suppliers, and the media, an entire community embraces the Good Friday Appeal with such warmth and tenacity.  And for that, Henley thanks you.

Good Friday Appeal House for Auction

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