A GREENWOOD couple’s winning bid of $650,000 for the 2017 Telethon Home in Jindalee helped the television appeal break previous fundraising records.
Mena and Shari Soliman bought the two-storey house by In-Vogue which sits on a 423sq m block donated by Satterley Property Group, Ocean Springs Estate and Eden Beach estate’s other development partners.
About 600 people attended the auction and a free family event with a special appearance from Fat Cat.
Mr Soliman (34) said securing the home in a beachside estate was made all the better by supporting a great cause.
“Anything for the kids is well worthwhile,” he said.
“We intend on starting a family in the future and I guess it gives us peace of mind that there’s something like Telethon out there if anything was to go wrong.
“We love the beach and we’ve got two dogs who love the beach, so being able to live coastal has always been a dream.”
Satterley’s chief executive Nigel Satterley and his wife Denise have been involved with Telethon for more than 40 years, and he has been the patron of Telethon Speech and Hearing for the past nine years.