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 to build a house in 21 days, so we welcome you to be part of this incredible experience. Over the course of the build, we will host several events you can attend to see the progress of the build. Then celebrate with us on auction day when we welcome the new owners to their beautiful new home.

Monday 2 August 2021 - the frame of the house will go up as building begins

Sunday 22 August 2021 - come and check out the house as we host a public event for reveal day

Sunday 12 September 2021 - all interested parties and bidders and invited to attend the house auction

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.

Over the course of four years, from 2014 to 2018, Build for a Cure has raised $2,895,782 for the institute, and this year we are aiming to raise over $1.1M from the house sale alone.

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 MacDonald 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 MacDonald Jones Homes and will feature a beautiful single level home with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, home theatre, playroom and study.

Previous houses