Tickets selling fast for bid to win charity doll’s house

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Janet Hamilton has been working on the doll house’s interior for more than five months.
Camera IconJanet Hamilton has been working on the doll house’s interior for more than five months. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

A doll’s house built last year by the Leschenault Men’s Shed for World Vision Australia is now ready for a new home.

Charity volunteer and Leschenault local Janet Hamilton, 86, spent more than five months steadily decorating the interior of the house by hand and has been selling raffle tickets at the Village Australind for the past two weeks.

“Every dollar I raise will be multiplied by 18, it’s called the Big Impact Appeal,” she said.

“Last year for the Big Impact, my husband and I’s efforts reached more than four million people.”

The Big Impact Appeal was made possible by World Vision’s standing as the United Nations’ preferred humanitarian organisation, working with the UN’s own food program.

The house itself was built last year over three months by Leschenault Men’s Shed member Paul Fonck after Mrs Hamilton approached the group asking for help in restoring another doll’s house.

Most of the furnishings within the house were fashioned from scratch by Mrs Hamilton, who according to fellow volunteer Maureen Munday, has a habit of buying things, pulling them apart and making something new.

“This lady is amazing,” she said.

“She’s always tinkering around and making things, she never stops.”

After the sale of raffle tickets at the Village and Bunnings Australind comes to an end next week, the raffle will be drawn on June 30 at a venue to be confirmed.

Close to 1000 tickets have been sold so far.

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