Back for the third time, transforming lives with Channel 9’s Matt & Kim to the Rescue.
At Summit Projects, as part of the Summit Homes Group, we’re Built Around People so helping the community is something we value. This time we are transforming the lives of the Flavelle family.
Their story is one of incredible coincidence and resilience. Pete and Simone are a creative couple. Pete is an artist, who’s skills extend from oil on canvas to sculpting, and Simone is an ex WAPPA student and actress. This dynamic couple are also the parents of Angus and Hugo. Angus was born with high spectrum autism and is in constant need of care. Hugo was born with Cerebral Palsy and is wheelchair bound.
The challenging nature of bringing up not one, but two kids with serious, ongoing medical conditions saw many things give way in the Flavelle house. Pete’s art career came to a standstill and the house began to dilapidate as rising hospital bills took precedence. But the Flavelle’s never complained. They never faltered. Instead, they embraced their children’s situations with pride by creatively representing them in many projects run through DAADA, a foundation established by Simone. DAADA is a foundation that provides art therapy for disabled and disadvantaged children. In a strange twist of fate you may find it interesting to learn that Simone set this foundation up before she had kids. And that says it all about the Flavelles.
Once again, hundreds of the Summit Homes Group team volunteered their time, energy and skills to this deserving family turning their home into a modern and accessible refuge.
Again it was led by our Building Manager Jeff Edgar who, drawing on his 30+ years' experience in transforming homes with Summit, has proved that great things happen when good people come together.
Work was carried out in trademark Summit speed over an incredibly busy four days which, as you will soon see, will again have you reaching for the tissues.
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Read about our most recent transformation with Matt & Kim too!