Christmas has come early for the Papamoa Surf Club with a charity house and land project likely to deliver $450,000 to the Club’s rebuild project.
The 383m2 section has been donated by Terrace Views and the 182m2 house is being built by G.J. Gardner Homes and their suppliers.
Terrace Views Managing Director Dwayne Roper said that the company has been a long-term supporter of surf lifesaving across the Bay of Plenty and it felt good to be gifting a section to Papamoa.
“When we heard about the new building project, we decided to donate a section in its entirety and to work alongside the Club to find a building partner to come in with us,” he said.
First to be approached were Shane and Kirsty McConnell of G.J. Gardner Homes who jumped at the opportunity to contribute.
“We are proudly local, and we have enjoyed great community support over many years in Papamoa. This charity build is our way of giving back,” Kirsty said.
The charity house build is well underway with the mono-pitch roof already in place on the modern three-bedroom, double garage home.
All things going well, the anticipated handover date for the new home is April next year.
By chance, this date coincides with the date the Club plans to get underway with its Club rebuild.
Chair of the Building Trust Jim Pearson said that his trustees have been working hard for five years to secure grants and gifts, and to date, they have raised $4 million of their $5 million target.
“We have a few more grant applications pending that should take us to 90% of the funds required. Once we know the outcome of those, and the final amount required, we will reach out to the Papamoa community to help get the project across the line,” he said.
Meanwhile, he is exceedingly grateful to Terrace Views and G.J. Gardner Homes for leading the way with their generous gifts.
“It’s companies like these that exemplify corporate social responsibility at its core, and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity.”
For those interested in the home, you can visit Lot 303 Te Wharo Drive, Stage Three, Terrace Views. To find out more on purchasing this property, please contact Shane McConnell on [email protected]