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Local Tradies Swap Tool Belts For Sticky Tape

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Tradesman from several Sunshine Coast construction companies swapped their tool belts for sticky tape and fancy ribbons today, donating their time to wrap Christmas gifts at the Sunshine Plaza to raise funds for Wishlist’s The House The Coast Built.

And their generosity doesn’t stop there.

Steve from Stoddart Group, Scott from Laminex, Dan from CV Services and Michael from Dulux are also donating their time and services, along with many other local trades, to help build The House The Coast Built - an affordable accommodation facility for families, within walking distance to the Hospital, to rest and recharge after long and stressful days at the bedside of their loved-one.

While the amazing medical teams at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital care for patients, Wishlist and Ausmar homes want to help families stay together during the toughest times.

Ausmar Homes Business Manager, and now expert gift wrapper, Josh Green, said Christmas is all about families getting together and staying together.

“The House The Coast Built is about the same thing – keeping families together in times of need.

“Our amazing team, and the very generous Sunshine Coast community, are always willing to band together to support Wishlist and those who need a little help during a tough time.

“We’ve come down today to wrap some presents and spread the word about the very ambitious but important project – The House The Coast Built”, said Mr Green.

And, thanks to the generosity of local trades, services and the local community through MIXfm’s Give Me 5 For Kids, construction of the house will start in February 2019.

The Sunshine Coast community can help give families a comfortable place to rest while their loved one is undergoing life-saving treatment by purchasing a house-hold item for the home from The House The Coast Built .org ( )

The Wishlist Christmas wrapping station will be at the Sunshine Plaza until December 24. All funds raised from gift wrapping donations will go directly to The House The Coast Built.

In the first 12 months of opening, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital treated 1089 paediatric patients who lived more than 50km from the hospital.

Another 340 mums who lived outside our region were transported to our state-of-the-art maternity unit to deliver their babies – often pre-term.