Renowned Victorian builder Ravida Group has joined hands with Kids Under Cover and its ‘Cubby House Challenge’ initiative to build a luxury cubby house for the 2010 Moomba Festival to raise funds for young people at risk of homelessness.
The prestige Melbourne-based builder has donated its expertise to the Kids Under Cover cause by designing and building a cubby house in its signature Ravida style.
One of five cubbies that will be on display within the Children’s park at the Moomba Festival and auctioned on Monday 8 March, Ravida’s cubby has been selected by Kids Under Cover as the exclusive raffle cubby house of the Cubby House Challenge.
A split-level masterpiece, the cubby will offer a grand styled entrance for its pint-sized owners with classic columns and period styling and featuring the best in interior décor with elegant timber flooring, cast-iron balustrades and a stone-topped kitchen run by an outdoor water tank and electric power.
Valued at approximately $25,000, the impeccably designed cubby house will assist Kids Under Cover in raising much needed funds for homeless youth and young people at risk of becoming homeless due to changed circumstances in the family home.
Ravida Group managing director, Don Ravida, said he is proud to be involved with Kids Under Cover and is looking forward to seeing the design on display at Moomba.
“As a builder, we are pleased to be able to assist such a worthy cause in a fun and interesting way – when we got the call from Kids Under Cover, asking us to participate in their fundraiser, we immediately jumped at the chance to help out. We hope not only to assist in raising funds for Kids Under Cover and homeless youth but increase the awareness of this issue and giving Melbourne’s underprivileged kids a helping hand,” Mr Ravida said.
Completing the cubby display at Moomba, Ravida’s cubby house gardens will be landscaped by renowned gardener Paul Bangay who will add the final touches to Ravida’s mini-masterpiece.
“I like to support any cause that links gardening, and therefore healthy living, with children”, Mr Bangay said.
Currently under construction for installation at the Moomba Festival, Ravida’s cubby will offer the very best in design and luxury, making it a welcome addition to any family backyard.
“Our cubby house is inspired by a range of our building projects and we wanted the new little owner to have all of the unique features that we would normally fit our homes with, including timber floors, a stone-topped kitchen and fireplace. The cubby is self-sufficient and relies on rain water tanks and electric power so the lucky winner can actually live in it like a real home,” Mr Ravida said.
All funds raised from the Cubby House Challenge auction and raffle will go directly to Kids Under Cover and assist in their range of activities including the Bungalow Program which provides a housing option for young people at risk of becoming homeless. Proud to be backing KUC, a not-for-profit organization, Ravida hopes that the money raised from the raffle will raise funds to support widespread bungalow structures across Victoria throughout 2010 and 2011.
The project organizers aim to attract a range of bidders looking for a magical cubby house experience and are encouraging anyone interested to contact (03) 9429 7444 for more information.
For more information on Ravida Group or any of their projects, please contact David Scott on (03) 9821 0244.