Perth Children’s Hospital was the lucky recipient of some Christmas cheer from a recent fundraiser held by Perth homebuilder Nicheliving, which gathered a record-breaking $55,770 for the specialist facility.
Following more than 15 years of fundraising, Nicheliving’s Christmas party once again doubled as a charity event in partnership with the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
About 350 good Samaritans – including the Nicheliving team, suppliers and industry colleagues – flocked to RAC Arena for the event, brimming with Hollywood themes.
Considered the largest private showing at RAC Arena in more than 18 months, the night was a spectacular display of homebuilding achievements and season’s greetings.
Nicheliving Marketing Head Matt Doherty served as master of ceremonies on the night and unpacked the launch of four new business units in the last year, including luxury brand High End Nicheliving.
Nicheliving’s Support Local efforts were also highlighted by Mr Doherty, who touched on a 20 per cent spike in job growth and support for campaigns that had propped up various businesses throughout COVID-19.
The main course of the evening was the charity event, headlined by Nicheliving Executive Chairman and company co-founder Paul Bitdorf, who took up the auctioneer role.
One of the primary fundraising activities was the brick charity home built inside on the night, constructed by tradies using bricks that sold for $10 and $50 each.
While the bricks were in hot demand – with audiences raising just under $3000 from the charity home build alone – so too was the fire sale of more than 60 auction items.
Mr Bitdorf enthralled attendees, enticing bidders with pearl necklaces, sporting memorabilia, gift vouchers and a hand-signed belt from the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s very first champion.
Perth Children’s Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson, who attended with Chairman Ian Campbell, said the partnership between the foundation and homebuilder had a substantial impact on the state’s kids.
“Nicheliving has been a partner for 17 years and their support has made a real significant difference to the health and care of WA’s sickest kids,” he said.
“We salute them and their fantastic generosity.”
The more than $55,000 raised adds to the roughly $400,000 Nicheliving has scooped for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation since the partnership began in 2003.
The hospital fundraiser is just one of a handful of charity events Nicheliving offers under it’s corporate responsibility portfolio, which has seen more than $2 million raised for Perth communities.
For more information on Nicheliving’s charitable efforts, visit www.nicheliving.com.au/about-us/social-responsibility.