The Endeavour Foundation is celebrating 65 years with a Maleny prize home up for grabs! By participating in Draw 400, you could win a country-style Queenslander home inspired by Endeavour’s humble beginnings.
The Endeavour Foundation began when a group of parents formed a makeshift school on the verandah of a Queenslander home to provide education for their children with disabilities. In honour of this humble start, a $1.29 million prize home that celebrates the spirit of Endeavour will be given to one lucky winner on June 22, 2016.
Overlooking rolling grassy hills and a picturesque pond, this prize home is fit for the cover of a magazine. You will fall in love with the countryside and get to entertain guests on your grand verandah. You will sip tea by your fireplace, relax in your atrium and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The 65th anniversary prize home is located two minutes from the centre of Maleny – a historic town in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. This area is a popular tourist destination and is known for active dairy and fruit farms, as well as a scenic hinterland.
Don’t let this chance slip away! Buy your lottery tickets today.
The Prize Home: 65th Anniversary Lottery
The prize home is located at 65 North Maleny Rd, Maleny. This property is valued at $1,292,442.
The home at Maleny comes fully furnished and has the following features:
- Two-storey home, comes with four bedrooms and three full bathrooms
- Living room includes a stone hearth gas remote faux wood burning fireplace
- Kitchen includes a centre island with wood-polished top, stone bench tops and the latest appliances
- Separate media room fitted with 50-inch television, DVD recorder tuner and Blu-ray surround sound system
- Covered atrium
- Guest room with private ensuite
- Spacious veranda with outdoor dining setting and views of neighbouring dam
- Split system air conditioner in main living area, master bedroom and media room
- Two 22,500 litre rainwater tanks
- Two-car garage with remote door
- Naskam Security system with 12 months free monitoring
- Free transfer of title
- 12 months free council rates
- 12 months free water and sewerage access charges
Live in Maleny and Enjoy the Sunshine Coast!
Officially proclaimed as a town in 1891, Maleny used to be a timber town until the dairy and fruit growing industries took over. Now, it is well known for its hippie-greenie culture and is populated by a wide demographic of musicians, artists and craftspeople.
Maleny is a place that is rich with natural beauty and wonder. It is set amidst the winding Obi Obi Creek and the rolling green hills of the dairy farms and paddocks. The Mary Cairncross Reserve conservation park is a beautiful place to visit if you want to experience the lush suptropical rainforest. The Baroon Pocket Dam is also a popular destination for canoeing groups and picnickers. Maleny has also the outdoor adventures you need for a healthy lifestyle.
You can also explore what the Hinterland has to offer. The Blackall Range is home to the Curramore Sanctuary, Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park. Numerous lookouts on the range provide excellent spectacular views of the coast.
Food and Dining
Maleny has an abundance of cafes, restaurants and other dining options. The annual Real Food Festival is a great opportunity to experience a wide range of delicacies offered in the region. If you want to enjoy a glass of wine, head to the local winery called the Settlers Rise Vineyard. If you want fresh milk, custard or yoghurt, just visit the Maleny Dairies for all kinds of creamy delights.
With a large number of craftspeople and artists living in town, Maleny is a great place for shopping. You can visit boutique gift stores and craft shops. There are also many cozy book shops and cafes where you can sit and read about your favourite authors.
The town of Maleny is home to some of the Hinterland’s most creative and innovative artists. There is a wide range of different creations to see, such as woodwork pieces, musical instruments and accessories. The town is always abuzz with art shows and creative spectacles. Many of the local craftspeople are found regularly at the Sunday markets of Maleny RSL.
Relax and Unwind
Whether you want to get a massage, an energetic healing session or acupuncture, Maleny has something to suit each and every one for health and beauty needs. There are many holistic health and beauty options from day spas and week-long spa retreats.
Sunshine Coast Beaches
The Sunshine Coast is simply paradise. Whether you are a diver, water-sports enthusiast or just out to enjoy the sand between your toes, there is a beach experience waiting for you. With moderate temperatures ranging between 18°C and 27°C, the conditions here are ideal for a day out in the sun.
Support the Cause
In 1951, the Endeavour Foundation began with a vision for the life that could be possible for people living with disabilities. The goal was to give them equal access to literacy, numeracy and life-skill learning opportunities.
Today, Endeavour Foundation supports thousands of people with disabilities in more than 230 locations in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. The goal is to help them live their active and fulfilling lives far beyond basic skills. This is possible thanks to the support of wonderful donors, volunteers and Endeavour Foundation lottery supporters.
The funds that are raised through the prize home lotteries will continue to support the At Home With Choices project, providing opportunity for people with disabilities to live in modern, accessible housing that fits their needs. These homes are equipped with smart technology to help keep them safe and connected to their community. The project also offers them greater control in all aspects of their life. Some of the features of these smart homes are:
- Emergency call systems that are tailored to the needs of the inhabitants of the home
- Intelligent home sensors to keep everyone inside the home safe
- Telehealth devices remote to easy monitor health conditions
- Home control options to easily access and control home fixtures and appliances, such as lighting, air conditioning, etcetera.
- Additional bedrooms for support staff if needed
By purchasing a ticket for the 65th anniversary draw, you will be supporting this worthy cause and have the chance to win the beautiful Maleny property.
Lives Improved by At Home with Choices
The funds that have been raised through donations and prize home lotteries have helped build smart Endeavour homes since 2011. The beneficiaries of these homes continually express their gratitude and the love that they have for their homes.
Alison Willgoss says that living on her own has changed her life: “I am able to be more independent and stay home on my own and have quiet time to spend writing my children stories – I enjoy the silence.”
In another home located in Rockhampton, good friends Kathy, Suzy and Judy relish living in a house that gives them a greater level of freedom. Judy says that she likes that fact that she is living in new area and able to cook for herself. Kathy and Suzy express their joy as well, because the three work well together in one home.
The homes that are built are tailored to the needs of the people living in it. There are many more persons with disabilities that you help when you participate in the Endeavour Lottery.
Other Prizes of Draw 400
Aside from the coveted prize home, there are other prizes to win in Draw 400:
2nd Prize: A Hunter Valley Holiday
This 7-night holiday getaway is valued at $7,000. The prize is for two people and includes flight tickets and minimum 4-star accommodations.
3rd Prize: Scenic Rim Holiday
This 5-night getaway is valued at $3,000. The prize includes flight tickets and 4-star accommodations for two individuals.
Early Bird Prize
This prize is up for grabs for those who buy tickets by June 1, 2016. The Early Bird Prize is an ultimate beach holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort valued at $6,000.
Buy online to WIN!
You can win this prize if you purchase your tickets online. The winner gets $1,500 worth of Event Cinemas movie tickets.
Buying Your Tickets
If you want a chance at these incredible prizes, simply click the “Buy Tickets Now” button where you will be taken to the Endeavour Prize Home site where you can purchase your ticket. All you need is to fill out a simple form and your order is processed.
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Dates to Remember
Early bird tickets are available until June 1, 2016. All tickets purchased before the date will be eligible for the Early Bird Prize.
The lottery draw closes on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM AEST. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM AEST.
The prize winners will be notified by registered post. The results of the draw will also be posted on the Endeavour Foundation website.
Visit the Prize Home!
If you want to take a look at the beautiful Maleny property, you can visit the site at 65 North Maleny Rd, Maleny QLD, 4552. The house is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST) from March 24 to June 14, 2016. Street parking is available. Please adhere to the parking signs and respect the residents living in the neighbourhood. You never know, they might just be your future neighbours!
If you are from Brisbane, head north on the M1. Take Steve Irwin Way towards Tourist Drive 24 or Landsborough. At Landsborough, turn left onto Railway Street and then a slight left onto Landsborough- Maleny Road. Continue onto Bunya Street, turn right onto Teak Street, and follow the local Endeavour Foundation signs to the prize home.
If you are from Sunshine Coase, Coast take Steve Irwin Way. At Landsborough turn right onto Caloundra Street. Continue onto Landsborough-Maleny Road. Continue onto Bunya Street, turn right onto Teak Street, and follow the local Endeavour Foundation signs to the prize home.