The Home for Fight MND was auctioned on Saturday March 2nd with the Charity Home selling for $700,000.
We welcome the newest residents of Meridian; Roger and Tracey Leopold, who also happen to be huge fans of the Melbourne Football Club, to our growing community.
The crowd was abuzz with excitement, with the bidding starting at $560,000 and increasing by $10,000 increments. Brad Ryan along with Neale Daniher encouraged the bidders to dig a little deeper for the great cause.
Mr Daniher was simply thrilled at the outcome of the sale “What a fantastic day and a great result for FightMND. It would not have been possible without Henley Properties, Brown Property Group and the volunteer tradies and suppliers for donating so generously. Knowing that more funds are heading our way for vital research is simply marvellous!”
FightMND CEO Jamie Howden said the proceeds would continue to fund world-leading research into motor neurone disease, which is a condition that progressively damages nerves in the brain and spinal cord. “It’s going to enable us to continue our work in finding a cure for MND, to fund world-leading MND medical research, to fund clinical trials, to fund drug development projects, cutting-edge worldwide research here in Australia and also overseas, all with that objective of finding a cure for MND,” said Mr Howden.
The festivities continued throughout the day at Meridian’s Central Park with a selection of food trucks and activities that blanketed the parks kick about area from jumping castles and animal farms to Ninja Warrior circuits and cricket with Melbourne’s Sam Harper Makinkey Blows & Courtney Neale.
Brown Property Group Marketing Manager Graham Nolan “we are delighted to welcome the purchasers to our growing Meridian community and also to be able to support such a worthy charity as FightMND. This fundraising campaign confirms our support to local community”.
Brown Property Group and the Meridian community are so happy and grateful for the support and outcome of the day, we look forward to watching FightMNDs researchers get closer to finding a cure for this disease.