2015 Charity Project


A Journey Back in Time: The Flame Tree Ave Charity Project

 Let’s dive into the story of Jenny, who celebrates her anniversary in the remarkable home she won at auction in January 2012.

5 min read | February 1, 2024 – 7.00am

In 2015, as founding partners of Wishlist, AUSMAR embarked on a profound mission—to construct not just a house but a beacon of hope for children and families across the Sunshine Coast. With a humble heart and an unwavering commitment to community welfare, we endeavoured to make a difference.

A Legacy of Support: Channelling Funds for Paediatric Care

The second charity house, constructed through sheer generosity, raised crucial funds—$300,000 to be exact. These funds were channelled into vital healthcare services and programs, creating smiles and lifting spirits in the local Children’s Ward through Music Therapy and Clown Doctor Visits, providing respite and support for kids in need, and offering comfort through Distraction Therapy Equipment in local hospitals.

A Journey Back in Time: The Flame Tree Ave Residence

As we reflect in 2024, our minds journey back to a remarkable event that captured the essence of community, compassion, and collaboration. The Flame Tree Ave residence, complete with an inviting outdoor living area and an in-ground swimming pool, was more than a home—it was a vibrant celebration of giving, built through the collective efforts of the Sunshine Coast community.

A Street Party of Hearts: The House The Coast Built Street Party

More than 2,000 individuals joined Wishlist’s The House The Coast Built Street Party—a celebration of the heart and a testament to the incredible achievements possible when a community unites for a common cause. Visitors not only explored the home but also witnessed the generosity of donated furniture and home décor items, each with its own story and meaning, later available for bidding through an online auction.

A Gift on Valentine’s Day: Auctioning Hope and Compassion

On Valentine’s Day, the culmination of this heart warming endeavour took centre stage as the house went to auction. The proceeds, a staggering demonstration of community support, were dedicated to addressing paediatric needs on the Sunshine Coast. This act of kindness reverberated through the community, echoing the sentiments of love and compassion that define the Sunshine Coast spirit.

AUSMAR: The Heart of the Project

At the core of this monumental project was AUSMAR. Our commitment to community welfare and unparalleled dedication played a pivotal role in making The House The Coast Built a reality. With precision planning, expert organisation, and heartfelt contribution, the home became a symbol of the generosity and unity of the Sunshine Coast community.

Blossoming Possibilities: More Than a Home

The excitement around the auction was palpable, with serious bidders drawn to the Sunshine Coast’s allure. The home was not just a place to live; it was a symbol of hope, with its open and spacious design captivating the hearts of potential owners.

Enriching Lives Through Generosity: A Lasting Impact

The impact of The House The Coast Built extended far beyond its construction. The funds raised were channelled into Wishlist’s ongoing projects, enriching the lives of countless children and families. From employing a children’s music and yoga therapist to supporting the pilot child-health liaison officer, the legacy of The House The Coast Built continues to transform challenges into opportunities for growth and well-being.

As we look back, we are reminded that even a single act of kindness can create ripples of change. The House The Coast Built 2015 is not just a house; it’s a testament to the power of community, compassion, and the unwavering commitment to building a brighter future for all. AUSMAR is honoured to be a part of this legacy, and we look forward to continuing our journey of compassion and community impact.


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