The Rotary Club of Hobart has announced the commencement of their major Charity House project—the ‘HUG’ House.

The HUG House is a major fundraiser for the Club which will allow it to continue to support its many charitable works within the Tasmanian and Hobart communities and, in particular, to support our youth to ‘Help Unleash Greatness’.

Proceeds from the sale of the HUG House will continue to aid the many charitable works of the Club such as youth leadership and exchange programs, as well as a number of new longer-term projects to help reduce problems in our community, such as homelessness.

The HUG House is a $540,000 project to be built in Braeview Drive Old Beach. Wilson Homes will build the four-bedroom, double-garage, executive-style home on a 1-Ha allotment, kindly donated by the Braeview Estate Developers. The construction community has already got behind this project with the commitment of time and materials from many trades and suppliers—commitments which will mean that the project can return all its profits into the community.

The contract for the project was signed at the Rotary Club of Hobart’s meeting on 22 June by Paul Swifte, President of the Rotary Club of Hobart, and by Sarah McCluskey, New Homes Coordinator from Wilson Homes. Construction is due to begin in early July 2017.

The Club is still looking for additional support for some trades as well as materials, and would welcome any additional support from the public. All additional support will mean that there will be more funds to apply to the HUG cause.

You can obtain additional information from Renzo D’Orazio, Chairman of the Hug House Project on 0413 334 333 or on hughouse@rotaryhobart.org
Paul Swifte, President of the Rotary Club of Hobart