A rare rose for a good cause

Rose Cottage Dollhouse. Supplied photos.

EVES and Waipuna Hospice are delighted to bring to auction for the first time since its inception: the Rose Cottage Dollhouse.

All proceeds from this online charity auction will go to Waipuna Hospice, plus the winning bid and every dollar donated will be generously matched, dollar for dollar, by EVES Realty.  

Handcrafted with love by Waipuna Hospice supporter, Jacquie McNabb, The Rose Cottage is a 1950’s style villa simply brimming with distinctive detail.

The charming weatherboard exterior and low maintenance rose gardens create a warm and inviting atmosphere, that give nothing away as to the space and sumptuous decor within. 

 Jacquie spent three years creating the Rose Cottage Dollhouse, handcrafting everything from the Rimu and Kauri flooring with paua inlay, to the furniture and pantry items.

Every item was executed with care to replicate a 1950’s style villa, including the fully functional grandfather clock, picture frames that can be personalised, and a full electrical system bringing a warm glow to this charming home.   

The ground floor features a combined kitchen/dining room, with spacious larder and original coal powered stove to cater to all your culinary requirements.

The Rimu and Kauri blend polished wooden floors are an exquisite touch and a testament to the quality of the build.

The Rose Cottage was a labour of love for Jacquie, but when it came time to downsize, she knew it was time to let it go.  

“I needed to declutter so I thought I would donate The Rose Cottage so someone else who could hopefully find value in it and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Waipuna Hospice,” says Jacquie.

“The way I see it, most of us will end up in Waipuna Hospice’s care one way or another, so I wanted to give it to them and hopefully help them fundraise.”

Waipuna Hospice is humbled by Jacquie’s gesture, and wants to honour her gift by trying to raise as much funds as possible.   

“Support from people like Jacquie is what makes the work of Waipuna Hospice possible,” says Waipuna Hospice Fundraising Executive, Wayne Bloxham.

“Jacquie’s attention to detail is astounding, and we are so excited to be bringing the Rose Cottage to auction thanks to the support of EVES Realty.”   

Waipuna Hospice has teamed up with EVES to auction The Rose Cottage in the hopes of raising muchneeded funds to help deliver care and support to terminal patients and their families in the community.

In an act of incredible support, EVES are also going to match, dollar for dollar, every donation made to this campaign, including the top bid, up to $20,000.   

“This is an incredibly humbling gesture from EVES, and one we are extremely grateful for. Their willingness to support their community, and help us be there for our patients and their families is truly inspiring.”   

The Rose Cottage Dollhouse will be auctioned over four weeks, with all proceeds going to Waipuna Hospice.

The auction will be launched today and closes on November 11.

Bids can be made at any time during the four-week period using the online Galabid platform: 

Supporters will also be given the opportunity to donate to the dollhouse campaign throughout the fourweek period using Galabid, and unsuccessful bidders can also choose to donate their bid amount once the auction has closed.  

 “Waipuna Hospice would like to thank not only Jacquie for her generosity, but also EVES for supporting us and helping us turn this dollhouse into first-class palliative care in our community. Our thanks must also extend to the team at Farmer Auto Village for supporting our Rose Cottage Auction launch event. We couldn’t do what we do without their help.” 

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Posted on 14-10-2021 10:39 | By nerak

What an absolute work of art Jacquie, looks stunning.