Give Me 5 For Kids House 2019

A Tasmanian charity first

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In a Tasmanian Charity first, the Tasmanian Government has teamed up with Lyden Builders and Triple M Give Me 5 For Kids for a unique project supporting a special Hobart family who is in desperate need of assistance.

The exciting project is the build of a charity house, custom-designed for a local Hobart family caring for a child with a severe disability with the proceeds of the build being donated to Give Me 5 For Kids, supporting the Children’s Ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Attended by the then Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman and Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing, the announcement of Madison House for Give Me 5 For Kids was launched live on air on Hobart’s Triple M at the site location in Banjorrah St, Howrah in 2019.

The entire house build, donated by Andrew Lyden Builders as well as all associated resources donated by over 100 local Hobart businesses and individuals such as Clennett’s Mitre 10, will allow the savings to directly benefit Triple M’s Give Me 5 For Kids.

The house build has quickly become a reality for Sarah and her young family, including daughter Skylar (aged 5), who is living with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and requires 24-hour care, “I was crying when I found out what was happening, this will change our lives… Skylar’s brothers and sisters are already fighting over who gets what bedroom.”

The house design will cater for the exact needs of the family including wheelchair accessibility, physiotherapy equipment storage and hoist tracks.

Following the loss of his daughter, Madison in a tragic accident in 2018, the project is incredibly emotional for Andy Lyden as he originally started his charity house projects in Madison’s name and wishes to continue these generous projects in her memory.

The project is due to finish at the end of March, 2020.


Triple M, Lyden Builders and Clennett's Mitre 10 would like to thank the following businesses, groups and individuals for their amazing support of this campaign.

  • Pinnacle Drafting and Design
  • Henry Design and Consulting
  • Geo-Environmental Solutions
  • Lyden Builders
  • Rogerson and Burch
  • Kelly Civil
  • Clennett
  • Hazell Bros
  • Noble Concrete Pump
  • BSF Concreting
  • Albrick
  • Total Prefab
  • MST Plastering
  • CSR Boral and Brock Plaster
  • SK Plaster
  • Perfectly Plastered
  • Andrew Cooley Plastering
  • Beeson Plastering
  • Cranfield Plastering
  • Steeline
  • CND Roofing
  • Reece Mornington
  • M G Roberts Plumbing
  • Parr Air
  • Engery Solutions - D&W
  • Energy Solutions
  • Clark Windows
  • Innerspace Wardobes
  • Haymes
  • R & T L Tatnell Pty Ltd
  • Montile
  • Floor91 Pty Ltd
  • Crescon
  • Harvey Norman City
  • Max Coombes
  • Lauderdale Football Club
  • Tas Loo Hire
  • J & R Trashpacks
  • Eye Spy Signs
  • Shift By Design
  • Banjos Shorline
Lauderdale Football Club help out at Madison House


Thanks to the guys for taking their team training off the field and into the yard of Madison House at Howrah to bring down the old fences.

The Team from Innerspace Wardrobes on site 


Listen to Hobart's Triple M for regular updates on progress of the Madison House build. 

7 May 2020

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