About Build for a Cure

Build for a Cure is an extraordinary collaboration between Children's Cancer Institute, McDonald Jones Homes, Mulgoa Sanctuary and Mulgoa Quarries. A brand new family home will be built with all proceeds from the sale going towards research into safer and better treatments for children with cancer.

It takes many hands of some very special people to build a house under the current circumstances, and we want you to be part of this this incredible experience.

Over the course of the build, we will be sharing footage of the build progress and stories of the amazing people that are giving up their time to build this house for us.

We will then celebrate on auction day when we can welcome the new owners to their beautiful new home – the home that love built.

Build For A Cure in conjunction with McDonald Jones Homes

Build for a Cure history

In 2014, Children’s Cancer Institute was fortunate to be donated a plot of land from the Wearn Family with the idea that a house to be built in 21 days and sold with all the proceeds coming directly to the institute’s research. This was the start of Build for a Cure.

Since 2014 the Build for a Cure Campaign has raised over $4.7 million to help fund our life-saving research for kids with cancer. Thanks to the very generous support of our build partner McDonald Jones Homes and land partners Mulgoa Quarries, McCloy Group and Walker Corporation for making it happen.

Build For A Cure

Each year the land has been generously donated by different partners. The Wearn Family 2014 and 2021, the McCloy Group 2016 and 2018 and the Walker Corporation in 2017. All the house builds have been managed by McDonald Jones Homes with all the tradesman volunteering their time and labour to deliver a house ready for a family to move into.

This year the house will be built in Mulgoa Sanctuary Estate, at Glenmore Park in Greater Western Sydney. With all land sites now completely sold out, our house will be a sort after piece of property. The house build will again be managed by McDonald Jones Homes and will feature a beautiful single level home with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, home theatre, playroom and study.

Previous Houses

Glenmore Park 2014
Sold $783k

Teralba 2016
Sold $662k

Appin 2017

Medowie 2018
Sold $650k

Glenmore Park 2021
Sold $1.795M