Aldo Loi was never going to rest until he made good on his promise and finish the house that was built to raise money in support of Andrew Grant.
Mr Grant endured a life changing event in 2015 while playing rugby league. He fell awkwardly in a tackle and was left paralysed. The Courier Mail covered his story here: Weekend warrior facing his toughest battle
Mr Grant continues to steam ahead in life and rehabilitation, while the vision that Mr Loi created is about to become a reality.
Almost immediately after the accident, Mr Loi rallied the troops in the building industry and through the support of a developer on Bribie Island, as well as ‘tradies’ and suppliers throughout South East Queensland, he started a project to build a house with the aim of selling it and giving the profits to the Grant family.
The Triple M breakfast show jumped on the amazing story of mateship and camaraderie and the project took off.
Almost all materials and labour was provided through the generosity of others looking to help the former builder and his family.
On August 25 at 8am, Mr Loi’s vision will become reality with the house going under the hammer thanks to LJ Hooker Bribie Island.
You can see the listing here: LJ Hooker Real Estate Listing –15 Sinclair Place Ningi
Outside view of the house up for auction to support the Grant family.
As always, Mr Loi was quick to heap praise on everyone who contributed to the project.
“The level of support received to get the house finished was nothing short of amazing,” he said.
“We had a few setbacks during construction, but those involved kept putting their hand up and everyone should be very proud of the finished product.
“It is a beautiful family home that has been crafted to the highest standards.
“We wanted to create a project that made a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the Grant family.
“When the hammer falls … we hope to have raised over $250,000 for the family.”
Interested parties are encouraged to contact LJ Hooker Bribie Island.