The Good Friday Appeal Charity Home Auction

A cause close to the hearts of our directors and all of our staff.

Over $13.8 million and 38 homes donated over 24 years!

There is nothing more heartbreaking than hearing about sick children, and there’s nothing more uplifting than knowing at Henley, we have made a difference to the lives of sick children and their families for over 24 years.

This year, the GFA house sold for an impressive $627,500 in Villawood's community, Armstrong in Mt Duneed. We were thrilled to be able to make another amazing contribution to the hospital. Read more about the 2017 Good Friday Appeal Charity Auction Home here.

Thank you again to the trades, suppliers, industry partners and our team for making it happen and to the community for embracing the opportunity to be part of something so special!

We believe it’s such a good thing to do - the right thing to do, and if we manage to save one baby’s life, then it makes it all worth it.

The first home

When Henley was first founded, we didn’t have the means to make a huge difference but we knew we wanted to initiate a way to contribute back to our community. 

The Royal Children’s Hospital became an obvious choice to us, given so many of our team, trades and suppliers have benefited from the hospital’s hard work, or know someone who has. 

We initially forecasted some aspirational goals of donating between $30,000 and $40,000, but the Henley management team wanted to explore the possibility of donating something much bigger. 

We hoped that if we could source donated land, we could lean on our trade and supplier network to build and donate a complete house and land package – raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, not just tens of thousands.

Funds raised so far

What we have achieved over the last 24 years is a real coming together of the building community, where trades and suppliers willingly and proudly donate their time, skills, services and products to ensure the house is built to an exacting and lasting standard.

Our contribution to the Good Friday Appeal has seen us build and donate 38 homes, resulting in a total contribution of over $13.8 million to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Generous trades, suppliers and staff

It wouldn’t be possible without our trades and suppliers – and each year, we welcome more partners on board because it is such a worthwhile and valuable cause. This year we had over 400 tradies and suppliers donate their time and materials to make the home a reality.

Every year we have an overwhelming amount staff wanting to volunteer at the auction event or in the lead up to the event. Our staff are very proud to work for a company that gives so much back to the community and we’re so proud of their energy and enthusiasm bringing it together each year. 

Interstate and overseas

Given the success and industry support of the charity house auction, we have since taken the concept across borders and overseas. Construction of our 7th charity house is currently underway in Queensland, and 2016 saw the first home built and auctioned in Seattle, Washington USA.

The auctions have enabled us to continue to donate large amounts of money to hospitals around the country and overseas and we are absolutely committed to passing on 100% of the proceeds. 

Watch the 2017 highlights