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Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014

$78,990 one-off prize caravan built to aid fight against youth homelessness

Easy to use kitchen dining area.
Easy to use kitchen dining

The caravan industry united to help Kids Under Cover in its fight against youth homelessness and the result was a one-of-a-kind $78,990 United Haven caravan prize which was drawn at Melbourne Leisurefest, Sandown Racecourse yesterday.

The winner was John Simmons, service  manager with Thetford at Campbellfield Victoria.

Funds raised will buy studios to help early intervention at preventing homelessness among young people. "This is a united effort by the caravan industry", Nicoletta of Van Cruiser boutique custom caravans told GoSeeAustralia.

Caravanning industry joined forces to produce custom-built United Haven
Caravanning industry joined forces to produce custom-built United Haven

"That is why this 23ft custom-built caravan is called United Haven", she said as she pointed (pictured left) to the One-Off product's name at Van Cruisers Carrum Downs showroom and camping products store.

The United Haven benefits from the collective experience of its builders in the construction and fit-out of family caravans.

This is notable in the placement of furniture and fittings in the caravan's layout.

It extends to three childrens bunks which include their own entertainment centres. The bunks are beside a full-size separate toilet and shower.

The adjustable shower head can be slid up or down to handle the needs of big or smaller people.

There is a big fridge and freezer, good storage space and a stove which has an oven and grill plus an electric plate and three gas jets. The electrics, throughout the caravan are well placed and easy to use and monitor.

The TV is adjustable to be easily viewed from the master bed or by family seated around the adjustable dining table.

The Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Victoria has been the voice of Victoria’s caravan and camping industry since 1952. Its current call to action is its Go Make Some Memories campaign. It was formed by a group of caravan manufacturers, hirers and private individuals with a keen interest in the 'family lifestyle' caravanning offers.

Extending this family direction the Caravan Industry Association Victoria is working with their members to help prevent youth homelessness by supporting Kids Under Cover.

$78990 prize  is one-of-a-kind
$78990 prize is one-of-a-kind

Editors note: PERMIT NUMBER: 11496/14 35,000 tickets to sell Drawn: Sunday October 5, 2014 at 2pm. 

 Caravan Industry Association Members who gave direct support to the fund raising iniative were: 

Elite Caravans 
Van Cruiser Caravans 
Royal Flair Caravans 
G & S Chassis 
Nova Caravans

CIL Insurance


Kids entertainment built-in
Kids entertainment built-in

Ken Morgan OAM started Kids Under Cover in 1989 in response to a Senate National Inquiry into Youth Homelessness. Kids Under Cover says it provides homes and scholarships for homeless and at-risk youth.

The Kids Under Cover vision is for all young people to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Kids Under Cover responds to the needs of young people who are at risk of becoming homeless due to extreme conflict or overcrowding within the family home. Other issues which may intensify the need for Kids Under Cover services include mental health, disability, illicit drugs and alcohol and the housing affordability crisis.

Kids Under Cover focuses on early identification of issues and prevention of youth homelessness, creating a proactive rather than reactive approach to this complex issue. Kids Under Cover (ABN 76 604 592 013) Phone: (03) 9429 7444 Freecall: 1800 801 633 Fax: (03) 9429 6299 Postal Address: PO Box 3038, Richmond VIC 3121.

All donations of $2 or more to Kids Under Cover are tax deductible.

Acknowledgement – This Information Article  is  provided through the support of generous sponsor Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic.). This support covers story research costs. It is because of sponsors like CIA Vic. that an extensive library of free Information Articles is available to help users Go Make Some Memories. Tickets for a chance to win the caravan prize  can be purchased online through this hyperlink.

For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory
Electric hotplate and 3 gas  burners with oven and grill
Electric hotplate and 3 gas burners with oven and grill
Storage  under  bed
Storage under bed
Good kitchen storage and access
Good kitchen storage and access
Spacious separate toilet and shower
Spacious separate toilet and shower
Shower adjust for BIG
Shower adjusts for BIG
and smaller
and smaller
Big fridge freezer
Big fridge freezer
Handy microwave
Handy microwave
TV viewing adjusts as  needed
TV viewing adjusts as needed
Top sound system
Top sound system
Power system auto check
Power system auto check
Nicoletta of Van Cruiser custom built caravans
Nicoletta of Van Cruiser custom built caravans

Caravan Industry Australia (CIA Victorian Trades Division)
Caravan Industry Australia (CIA Victorian Trades Division)

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