Work on Oran Park charity house has begun

Getting under way: Works have begun on the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation charity house (design inset) build in Oran Park. Pictures: Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation
Getting under way: Works have begun on the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation charity house (design inset) build in Oran Park. Pictures: Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation

Houses are being built all across Macarthur every single day - there's nothing remarkable about that.

But there's one patch of land in Oran Park that's a little more special than most.

Locals are currently hard at work preparing to construct a brand new charity house to benefit sick kids from across the region.

Land has been provided by Oran Park Town and the house will be constructed by Fairmont Homes then auctioned off to raise money for the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation.

The charity supports the paediatric unit at Campbelltown Hospital and has provided a raft of vital equipment throughout the years.

Kids of Macarthur chief executive Denise McGrath said the foundation had been lucky enough to benefit from several charity house auctions in its 20-year history.

"The funds generated from charity houses make a significant difference to children's health in Macarthur," she said.

"The big two children's hospitals in Randwick and Westmead are hard to book into and these funds allow us to purchase high-end equipment and more for our region."

Ms McGrath said the charity house project was entirely volunteer run, with all goods and services donated to help the foundation.

She was extremely thankful that so many people - from tradies to business owners to suppliers - were willing to put altruism before the dollar.

"I've always known that Macarthur was an incredibly generous community," Ms McGrath said.

"This has been shown repeatedly to us over the years.

"Macarthur is a kind community, a giving community, and the contribution of everyone who takes part in this charity house build is just a small reminder of that."

The charity house build has only just begun - the slab was laid last month - but Ms McGrath said she couldn't wait to see the home take shape.

She said locals loved going through open house days during the previous charity house projects and she expected the same level of interest this time around.

The last charity house in Oran Park sold at auction for $880,000 in 2016.