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Changing the lives of young Australians.

AVJennings was pleased to announce a partnership between the Steve Waugh Foundation and AVJennings.

Steve’s commitment to improving the lives of young Australians through the Steve Waugh Foundation equals AVJennings values of improving the lives of Australians and New Zealanders through the fostering and building of communities. AVJennings, its employees and the Steve Waugh Foundation strive to improve the lives of children and their families that suffer from rare diseases. Through various fund-raising initiatives, AVJennings generates substantial revenue for medication, treatment, specialized equipment and support for families. Through the partnership with the Steve Waugh Foundation, AVJennings has committed to designing, constructing, and selling a home in one of its communities where the profits from the sale are directed to the Foundation. The first being ‘The Renee’, a house auctioned in the Charterwood estate in Wadalba, NSW, is named after Renee Eliades.

As an official Steve Waugh Foundation Ambassador, Renee Eliades has a form of rare disease and like many young Australians will benefit from the money raised by the sale. In completing ‘The Renee’ over 80 AVJennings suppliers contributed labour and materials. AVJennings’ was thrilled by how many suppliers and friends raised their hands to help with this special project. It was just fantastic, and we are thrilled with the final result and sale of the house. With the resounding success of ‘The Renee’, AVJennings is planning a further project and will begin construction of ‘The Renee II’, located at Lyndarum, Victoria in spring 2013.

“The partnership between the Steve Waugh Foundation and AVJennings brings together two iconic Australian brands who share one vision to significantly change the lives of young Australians who suffer from rare diseases”.

Steve Waugh AO, Chairman and Founder, Steve Waugh Foundation.