Auto Advantage continues to Build for a Cure
Auto Advantage has joined forces with Mitsubishi Motors for a third year to support the ‘Build for a Cure’ initiative for the Children’s Cancer Institute.
The Build for Cure initiative was created by Children’s Cancer Institute, McDonald Jones Homes and Walker Corporation to mark International Childhood Cancer Awareness month each year. The initiative sees a house built in just 28 days and a major raffle sold to raise funds needed for research.
In 2016 and 2017, Auto Advantage and Mitsubishi donated a brand-new Mitsubishi Mirage as the major prize in the raffle as part of the initiative. This year, they donated another car to be raffled off on auction day, offering 500 tickets at $50 each.
The winner of this year’s raffle was Karen Cranney from Nelson Bay, taking home the brand-new Mitsubishi Mirage after purchasing one raffle ticket. Karen picked up the vehicle this week from Auto Advantage’s Newcastle office.
With a very personal connection to the fight against cancer, Karen was keen to give back through the Build for a Cure cause.
“We’ve been touched by cancer in our family and friends in the last 12 months and we know what people are going through. To donate anything and to help the cause at all, you’ve got to be happy with that,” Karen said.
Auto Advantage General manager, Simon Duwner, said the organisation was proud to support the collaborative initiative.
“Auto Advantage has a long working relationship with the McDonald Jones Homes and when Bill McDonald asked Auto Advantage to assist back in 2016, we were only too happy to work with Mitsubishi Australia to donate a car. Three years on, and we couldn’t be happier to keep this tradition going strong” Simon said.