Childhood memories for charity


Big-hearted Queenstown sisters Sarah (left), 14, and Jamie, 12, Wood are selling off their treasured childhood playhouse to raise cash for charity.

The youngsters have had it since it was made for them 10 years ago by their grandfather Bill McCallum, who is suffering from prostate cancer.

But now they want the large wooden playhouse to find another home – and money raised will be split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and children’s charity CanTeen.

“We hope someone else gets as much enjoyment out of it as our kids have had,” says the girls’ dad Mike. “It’s very well-made and holds a lot of happy memories for our family.”

The playhouse will go to whoever offers the highest amount above $800 by 5pm on December 19. Also included is a free 90-minute hire of a Hiab truck for delivery within the Wakatipu.