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The Renee Series - homes filled with hope.

AVJennings, our employees and the Steve Waugh Foundation are working together to improve the lives of children and their families who live with a rare disease. One of our initiatives is ‘The Renee’ series of homes, branded in honour of Renee Eliades, a special young lady with the very rare disease Geleophysic Dysplasia, which affects bone development. At age 23, Renee is often mistaken for a 3 year old.

The Renee homes are sold just as any other home and the profits from each donated to the Steve Waugh Foundation. The funds provide grants, respite camps and research into the effects of rare diseases, providing hope and somewhere to turn for the children affected.

The Renee homes have been built with the co-operation and commitment of over 100 AVJennings suppliers, who donate labour and materials. AVJennings’ CEO, Mr Peter Summers, said “We are thrilled by how many suppliers and friends have raised their hands to help out with this special project – it’s just fantastic and we are thrilled with the results to date”.

The third Renee home, which is at Hazelcroft in Victoria has now been sold and Steve Waugh and Renee personally handed over the keys to the excited new owner.

The Renee 4, which is at Big Sky in Queensland, has now been completed, beautifully furnished by Coco Republic and will be open for inspection. For enquiries, please call 131 878.