Sunbury selected for charity auction

The Vogue 34 with the Northampton facade by Henley will be up for auction next year. (Supplied)

Oliver Lees

Sunbury has been selected as the location for a no-reserve auction to be held next year to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal charity home auction has become an annual fundraiser where all proceeds from the sale of a family home are directed back to the hospital.

More than 100 volunteer trade workers and suppliers will offer their time and resources to construct the home, with building works carried out by Henley and the land donated by Villawood Properties.

Additionally all furniture, soft furnishing and decorations will be donated included in the auction price.

Henley Victorian building manager Mark Glenn said he hopes the four-bedroom home in Sunbury can exceed the price of $903,000 set by the sale of a property in Wollert at last year’s auction.

“This year, we’ve selected a prime site at our Redstone community in Sunbury, in the middle of Melbourne’s burgeoning north and western growth precincts,” Mr Glenn said.

“We are never short of any trades and suppliers wanting to donate their time and resources to the charity home. There is always an overflowing level of commitment and generosity to this build which is heart-warming and joyful. The community spirit is strong and the Henley team and extended team embrace it.”