Build for a Cure is back!


McDonald Jones Homes are building for a cure again, this time at Appin Place!

The McDonald Jones team is again rising to the challenge of raising much-needed funds to support the critical work of Children’s Cancer Institute, after a successful Build for a Cure last year in the Hunter and in Sydney in 2014.

Kicking off on 21 August 2017, McDonald Jones Homes in partnership with Walker Corporation will build one of our intelligent and striking new designs, the Tulloch 25, on a lot at Appin Place, Macarthur, NSW. The four-bedroom home will be completed in only 28 days and will come fully furnished thanks to Freedom and with stunning appliances from Fisher & Paykel.

The Build for a Cure home is the ultimate package – a beautiful home inside and out, magnificent location, professional interior design, full of appliances and beautiful landscaping – plus, it’s all for a great cause!

By building for a cure, we’re helping to put an end to childhood cancer.

The Home


We’re building one of our brand new, architectural designs from our Two Storey Range. The four-bedroom Tulloch 25  featuring the Halifax façade offers something truly special to homeowners to create a relaxed, inviting and inspiring backdrop for days shared with the family.

Click here to find out more about our Tulloch design.

Click here to view the floor plan for the Build for a Cure home

Who is involved?

“Collaborating with Children’s Cancer Institute, Walker Corporation and our local tradies, partners and suppliers, we will be building a home at Appin Place, Appin, to help fund a cure for childhood cancer. Build for a Cure is a fantastic opportunity for us to give back to families in need as well as do our bit for the health and wellbeing of children across Australia.”
- Bill McDonald, Managing Director, McDonald Jones Homes.

Build for a Cure 2017 has been made possible through a partnership between McDonald Jones, Walker Corporation and Children’s Cancer Institute. Beyond the key partners, we have a group of generous supporters involved in Build for a Cure this year, including Freedom, Fisher & Paykel, Winning Appliances, Austral Bricks and DiMez Real Estate.

We are also lucky to have the support from our amazing Ambassador, and star from The Block, Scott Cam.

Beyond our major partners, our trades and suppliers have come on board to volunteer themselves and their supplies to help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this year’s Build for a Cure.


Key Dates

Build for a Cure kick-off: Monday, 21 August 2017

Reveal Day: Sunday, 17 September 2017

Auction Day: Sunday, 22 October 2017 

How we did it

Here is a snap shot of how the build progressed.


The Location

Walker Corporation have provided a 279.3sqm block at Appin Place, Appin, a picturesque and historic town that has been their most successful master planned community to date, with the entire neighbourhood sold out within a year. Ideally located 90 minutes South West of Sydney, 15 minutes from Campbelltown and 30 minutes from Wollongong and its beautiful beaches, homeowners will enjoy the coastal lifestyle, shopping precincts, restaurants and recreational activities just a short drive away.


The Cause

All proceeds of the Build for a Cure House will be donated to Children’s Cancer Institute to help put an end to childhood cancer.

Did you know that cancer kills more Australian children than any other disease? Sixty years ago, childhood cancer was a death sentence for a kid. Today, eight out of ten children survive.

What has made the difference? Medical research.

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer. Cancer in children is vastly different to what adults experience and the researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute are making big steps towards putting an end to this devastating disease, all thanks to the generous support of people and businesses like ours that buld homes full of heart.

By working together, we are curing childhood cancer.  It's not if, it's when. 

Visit their website for more information on Build for a Cure and the cause.

With thanks to all our staff, suppliers and trades who helped turn this dream into a reality.

Austral bricks Advanced Pest Control Actron Air Greater Fencing
Aspect Surveyors Bradnams Windows and Doors Bells Carpet Court CSR Bradford Insulation
Beacon Lighting Bluescope ATF Fencing Blinds Plus
Melrose Fascia, Gutter & Roofing Castle Railings Caroma Clipsal
Colortile Knauf Plasterboard Costair and Electrical Five Star Waste
Davco Caeserstone Energy Advance Donovan Associates
Dynamic Door Service Fallstop Fisher & Paykel Energy Connections NSW
Fornari Interiors East Coast Scaffolding Fibreflash Gainsborough Door Furniture
Genstairs Smartchoice Landscaping H2Enviro Sign Artist
Greg Houston Plumbing Hansons Concrete Hudsons Timber and Hardware Kitchen Image
Lovelight Hume Doors Hettich Macleans Waste
James Hardie Manooga Basins Minto Sand Nicson's Building Products
Onsite Rentals Digger Dunlop Polytec P & D Concrete
Regency Rheem REECE - Auspex / Duopex / Vinidex Reece
Platinum Security Blake Sign Co. 7 Steel SAS Welding
Sydney West Excavations SMEC Stramit Taubmans
S & D Plumbing Water Filters Australia Winnings Sydney Frame and Truss
Mitsubishi Auto Advantage    

Project terms: A small allowance of less than 1.5% will be held to cover incidentals. Should these funds not be required during the build phase, these costs will be donated to Children’s Cancer Institute along with the rest of the proceeds.