A company’s success shouldn’t just be about the bottom line. A thriving business should have a social conscience as well. It’s all about building solid foundations for communities, not just for houses.
Bluey-Casey Fundraising House
Late 2013 Urbanedge Homes, Shojun Concrete and Warralily rallied together to support a cause very close to their hearts: the Bluey-Casey House.
Together with numerous local building businesses we built an Urbanedge home within the Warralily's Coast precinct as part of a fundraising campaign to support Tim “Bluey” McGrath and Casey Tutungi.
Bluey McGrath is a former champion AFL footballer, who played in three grand finals for the Cats during 1990s. He was diagnosed with stage-three melanoma.
Casey Tutungi while playing football for South Barwon in Geelong dislocated and fractured his C4 and C5 vertebrae and as a result became a quadriplegic.
The Bluey McGrath and Casey Tutungi Fundraising House sold at auction on Saturday, November 23rd for $410,000, with both Bluey and Casey receiving at least $130,000 towards their ongoing treatment.
Urbanedge Homes and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation (FBMF) joined forces in 2013 to raise funds for people in need.
Steve Maher, Urbanedge Homes Director, put together a team of recreational cyclists and established the UrbanDura Fundraiser Ride. Its aim is to help raise awareness and funds for Father Bob’s Outreach Centre, which works to supply food and essential items to the foundation’s soup kitchens and poverty relief efforts.
The challenge saw the UrbanDura team ride the 572 km from Mildura to Melbourne in just three days. This mammoth effort raised $27,000 for Father Bob’s Outreach Centre, with construction of the centre almost completed.
They hope to do it all again in 2014, with plans to ride from Sydney to Melbourne.