Shoppers give generously

April Hunton with the manor created in her name.
April Hunton with the manor created in her name.

The couple created April’s Manor, one of Perth’s most elaborate and prestigious ‘homes’, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Named for family friend April Hunton, who has cystic fibrosis, the $8000 doll’s house was on display at Karrinyup Shopping Centre for six weeks.

Shoppers donated $6875 to view the manor, which took 2000-plus hours to build and involved an international quest for materials and furnishings.

April (12) did much of the wallpapering, flooring, tiling, garden design and painting ” it took 15 hours to lay one parquetry floor.

‘Karrinyup shoppers were incredibly generous,’ CFWA chief executive Nigel Barker said.

‘We never imagined it would generate such a response.’

Mr Barker said proceeds would go towards equipment, a siblings’ kids’ camp and research and help regional families travel to PMH.

The manor will be at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City in May.