Help for cancer teens on the house

By Amy McGillivray


It looks like any other construction site but a house being built in Papamoa will make a big difference to the lives of teenagers with cancer.

Brian Schlegel, franchise owner of Cambridge Homes in Tauranga, decided to build the house on Oakwood Way and auction it, with all proceeds going to CanTeen.

"We're a new franchise in the Bay of Plenty and we wanted to do something that separates us from the rest of the builders in the area and we wanted to do something that would benefit someone else.

"What better charity to sponsor than teenagers with cancer," Mr Schlegel said.

The house is expected to be finished and auctioned in April.

Mr Schlegel was hoping to raise about $100,000 for CanTeen, an organisation which provides support to teenagers living with cancer and their families.

CanTeen national marketing manager Kimberley Waters said they were excited about the project: "It's the first time we've come across an offer of this type and obviously we're thrilled to come on board with Cambridge Homes and benefit from it. It's quite heart-warming, really."


- Bay of Plenty Times

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