Animal lover donates proceeds of home sale to charity

Fern, Felix and Eadie, three guide dog puppies in training at Guide Dogs Queensland, Bald Hills. Photographer: Liam Kidston.
Guide Dogs Australia are set to fetch a big reward from the sale of a Gold Coast home, with all proceeds from the deceased estate to be split among nominated charities.
The property on a 773 sqm lot at 137 Glen Eagles Dr, Robina goes under the hammer this Saturday, with the entire sale price to be donated to not-for-profit groups as per the late owner’s wishes.
Ben Williams, of Re/Max Real Estate, listed the home on behalf of the Public Trustee of QLD, with proceedings on the day hosted by Apollo Auctions.
Breeding and vet care manager Dion Humbler pictured in 2020 with 4-week-old pups for Guide Dogs Queensland. Photo: Steve Pohlner
The 1989-built lowset home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pool, and was described as an “original renovator”, “ready for its new owners to bring back to life”.
Mr Williams said the campaign had drawn strong interest, with 57 prospective buyers attending the most recent open home inspection.
He said the central location, within walking distance to a school and golf course, would suit “a family or downsizer”.
“We have been instructed to sell via auction with all proceeds going to several charities including Guide Dogs Australia,” the listing states. Other charities to receive donations were not disclosed.
“Properties in this area get snapped up quickly, so don’t hesitate … as this lovely home must and will be sold.”
137 Glen Eagles Drive, Robina will go under the hammer.
All proceeds from the sale go to charities including Guide Dogs Australia.
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Mr Williams said he was not informed of the circumstances behind the previous homeowner’s benevolence.
“All we know is that she was an elderly lady who left everything she had to these charities.
“She had no other family left,” he said.
Mr Williams described the campaign as a “real heart-warmer” and expressed his hopes for a big turnout on auction day.
“I really want this auction to be a huge success for these charities that badly need donations.”
The home was described as a ‘renovator’.
It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Property records show the house was previously sold for $211,000 in 1994. John Payne was the last recorded owner.
The sale is the latest in a string of incredible property donations by animal-loving Queenslanders.
In January, a Mermaid Beach house on a 405 sqm block just 200m from the exclusive beachfront strip sold for $2.7m, with all proceeds going to the RSPCA.
The property’s late owner had been on the title since 1983 when it sold for $79,950.
PropTrack data shows the median house price in Robina is $1.05m.

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