Satterley – 40 Years of Giving back
As one of Australia’s leading residential developers, Satterley believes respect, integrity and honesty is at the heart of how people come together as a community. Part of this sense of community stems from its continued commitment and involvement in many charities and initiates to raise funds for those that need it the most. To date, Satterley has donated land for more than 40 charity home auctions in its award-winning communities.
In the last few years alone, Satterley partnered with Metricon and Simonds to donate a house and land package for My Room Children’s Charity Cancer, a volunteer led organisation, working together to support patients and families affected by cancer.
In 2019, Satterley united with Metricon and The Footy Show’s My Room Telethon to auction an amazing house and land package in its Botanical estate in Mickleham, Victoria. After Metricon and Satterley’s contribution of $750,000, the total amount raised was $1.55 million.
The 2020 Home for a Cure charity auction was another huge success, with the beautiful four-bedroom home, located in Arcadia estate, in Officer, Victoria, selling for $695,000 to a first home buyer couple.
The auction was the centrepiece of a fundraising effort that also included a telethon event hosted by Channel 9, raising a total of $2,347,653. The proceeds went towards support for families with a child undergoing cancer treatment, medical equipment, clinical care, as well as research and clinical trials.
In addition to this, Satterley also supported the Bid for Maddie charity home auction with the home built in Satterley’s award-winning masterplanned community, Upper Point Cook, Victoria.
The auction was the showpiece of a large community event which drew a large crowd who witnessed the home sell for an incredible $736,000, with the money going to Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, a charity chaired by former St Kilda Football Club champion, Nick Riewoldt.
Nick’s sister Maddie died at the age of 26 after a long battle with aplastic anaemia, a rare disease that prevents the body’s bone marrow from producing enough blood cells.
Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision raises money to fund medical research to discover new and more effective treatments for Bone Marrow Failure, with the ultimate mission of finding a cure.
Since the 1970s, the Satterley family and company has been donating land for Telethon Homes, with proceeds used to improve the lives of children including research into childhood diseases, new facilities, medical equipment, programs and counselling and treatment.
The most recent Telethon Home was by New Level Homes and located in Satterley’s The Hales estate in Forrestfield, Western Australia. Record numbers attended the popular family day event and auction; nostalgic to many West Australians who grew up watching Telethon and attending this annual event.
Satterley has also partnered with various builders over the decades to create impressive Telethon Homes in some of its most popular communities including Eden Beach, Honeywood, Dalyellup Beach Estate and Catalina.
Additionally, for six years running, Nigel and his wife Denise Satterley hosted the ELLE Fashion Show and Party — a highlight of the Perth social calendar — raising money for Telethon Speech and Hearing.
Last year Satterley proudly celebrated 40 years as Australia’s largest private residential land developer but when you speak to its founder and chief executive, Nigel Satterley AM, some of his most memorable moments are not about the company’s 180 residential estates or 100 plus industry awards but about its extensive charity work helping children and families around Australia.
Mr Satterley said that there was nothing more rewarding than being able to help Australian families.
“Whether it’s for childhood cancer, medical research and equipment, or to help a struggling couple own their first home, the community is always at the heart of what we do, and it’s important to help out where we can,” said Mr Satterley.
“Satterley’s charity work has provided some of the true highlights of my life and career to date. It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to the work of these vital charities and we look forward to continuing to do so in the years ahead,” he said.