Redbank home auction sees fund go to charity Variety

Working together: Former Panthers NRL great Mark Geyer with young Jayden, his mum Leigh, and representatives from Redbank, G.J. Gardner Homes and Variety. Picture: Geoff Jones
Working together: Former Panthers NRL great Mark Geyer with young Jayden, his mum Leigh, and representatives from Redbank, G.J. Gardner Homes and Variety. Picture: Geoff Jones

HOBARTVILLE’S Taylor family have needed a helping hand and some support, ever since mum Leigh was 20 weeks pregnant.

Mark Geyer and Jayden Taylor at the sod turning for the house, to be built at Redbank by G.J. Gardner homes, to be auctioned to raise money for Variety: The Children's Charity. Picture: Geoff Jones

Mark Geyer and Jayden Taylor at the sod turning for the house, to be built at Redbank by G.J. Gardner homes, to be auctioned to raise money for Variety: The Children's Charity. Picture: Geoff Jones

Leigh and Paul’s son Jayden, was born was a multitude of medical conditions, which have made life tough for the entire family.

While doing it tough, Leigh Taylor said Variety: The Children’s Charity had always been there for the family.

“Jayden has cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, global developmental delay, fluid on the brain and more,” she said.

“We found out in my 20 week scan and over the last eight and a half years it has just become worse and worse.

“It is awesome to know Variety is helping kids with special needs.”

The Taylor family is one of many that will be helped by funds raised through the auction of a house in the Redbank development.

G.J. Gardner Homes will build a house at cost-price on a block sold at a discounted price, with the proceeds of the auction, to go toward Variety.

Redbank will auction off a home, built by G.J. Gardner, and the proceeds of the sale will be donated to Variety.

Variety’s NSW branch CEO David Sexton said Variety and G.J. Gardner Homes had combined twice already, selling one house in Tamworth and another in Nowra.

He said it was a fantastic thing, and the money would go to support Australian children in need.

“We've supported Jayden by providing him with a standing frame,” he said.

“His condition needs rehabilitation, so he can stand up and take some pressure off of his limbs. It is a small thing we can do for Jayden, but a wonderful thing we can do to support the family.

“Every dollar we raise goes towards helping Aussie kids.”

Jock Douglas, of the North Richmond Joint Venture, said the developer was more than happy to help out.

“It is very exciting, it is something we didn't hesitate to be a part of,” he said.

“It was something we were really interested in and we thought it was a fantastic cause.”

Mr Douglas said they were aiming for a spring auction of the house.

GJ Gardner Sydney West franchise owner and building David Hogan said he was looking forward to the start of construction.

“We threw our hand up quite a while to do this project, so we're very excited to take on this project in 2017,” he said.

“The relationship with Variety started with our Shoalhaven franchise. The guys in Nowra struck up a relationship with some of the people involved with Variety.”

Leigh added that she thankful for all involved with the auction.

“It is overwhelming. It has been awesome and I am grateful for everyone's support,” she said.