Building profits go to finding a cure

Nick Allingame and his daughter Geogia Allingame (8) who has cystic fibrosis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d400713
Nick Allingame and his daughter Geogia Allingame (8) who has cystic fibrosis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d400713

The Belmont company is building awareness about cystic fibrosis through their fundraising efforts, including building a house where the profits went straight to Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Pindan director of development and management Nick Allingame’s daughter has cystic fibrosis and said the matter was close to his heart.

‘We choose a corporate charity every few years and do a few fundraising events to raise money and then we build a house at no margin and the proceeds go to a charity,’ he said.

‘It is really wonderful we chose Cystic Fibrosis WA… it is something near and dear to us and many other people in the company know someone who has cystic fibrosis.’

In 2012/2013 Pindan raised about $30,000 through other fundraisers, not including the sale of the house which sold in May.

‘We are very pleased with the price,’ Mr Allingame said

Mr Allingame’s daughter Georgia was diagnosed with cystic Fibrosis just days after birth.

‘She only has to go into hospitals for check-ups now,’ he said.

‘We are very lucky and fortunate.’