Silent Auction Fundraiser for Mitch Kronk

We're holding a Silent Fundraising Auction in Toowoomba for Tradie Mitch Kronk, who is suffering from a rare and horrible kidney disease, between January and April 2016.

NRL Legend Billy Moore has signed a special edition 1995 State of Origin jersey, which we've had beautifully framed.  Entry fee is $5 to place your Silent Bid.   All entree fees and the proceeds from the winning bid will go directly to Mitch Kronk. Simon Home Timber & Hardware have covered the cost of the framing and will cover the cost of promoting this event.

For those that cannot make it to Toowoomba. we've also set up a fundraising page on My Cause https://www.mycause.com.au/page/116275/mitch-kronk-fundraiser. 

Special edition State of Origin Jersey signed by NRL Legend Billy Moore

SILENT AUCTION POSTER

 TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • The entry form must be completed in full and details must be clearly legible. The bid is to be made numerically and in writing, e.g. $500 – five hundred dollars.
  • $5 entry fee must be paid with your entry form.  The $5 entry fee can be added to your purchase and will be included on your receipt.
  • By entering this competition entrants agree to receive occasional newsletters notifying them of new competitions, special offers and event news.
  • Simon Pty Ltd, trading as Simon Home Timber & Hardware (Ipswich & Toowoomba) and Simon Home Frame & Truss (Sunshine Coast) complies with strictPrivacy Laws and will not, under any circumstances pass on collected information to 3rd 
  • Simon Pty Ltd, trading as Simon Home Timber & Hardware (Ipswich & Toowoomba) and Simon Home Frame & Truss, commits all proceeds from entry fees of this auction, as well as the winning bid will go directly to Mitch Kronk.
  • Simon Home is not a registered charity and you will need to refer to your accountant regarding tax-deductibility of entry-fee to this auction
  • The Winning Bid will be determined first week May 2016. The Winner will be advised by email and/or call to mobile.
  • The bid amount must be paid to bank account we will advise within 7 days of notification
  • Winner agrees to have their photo taken for Winner Announcement on our website and Facebook Page.

  

mitch's story

Mitch Kronk fishingOne of our valued customers, Neil Kronk, approached us with a request for a prize donation to help raise funds for his very ill son, Mitch.   Mitch's brother, Luke, was organising a Fishing Competition to raise dire neaded funds to help pay for Mitch's hospital bills and medication.  

Neil, and his wife Valerie have already lost their beloved daughter Alyce (and Luke his sister) to Focal Sclerosing Glomureli Nephritis, a rare, cruel  and long-term kidney disease. When she succumbed to this disease in 2013, Alyce was just 22 years young. She was first diagnosed im 2007 and, unfortunately, only survived another 8 months after her kidney transplant.  We can't even imagine how hard this loss must have been (and still is) on the family.  Unfortunately, there was more bad news to come.

Mitch & Haley at their wedding

 It wasn't long after Mitch married his lovely wife Hayley in April of 2013, that he was informed by his doctor that his Creatinine levels were rapidly increasing.  Creatinine is the measurement of contaminants in one's blood stream and an indication of kidney failure when the levels increase. 

The entire family needed a break from all the bad things in their lives and decided to put all negative thoughts aside, for the time being, to enjoy an 8 week travel adventure, including a trip to Disneyland in L.A.  Alyce was with them in spirit.  Mitch used up his entire long-service leave to spend some quality time with his wonderful family.

Unfortunately, upon his return, the news about his health only got worse.  Neil, Mitch's dad, reports that he could see him getting continually worse, as they worked together in the construction industry.  Neil told us that Mitch would arrive early to work after being sick all night. His Creatinine levels were now up at 1000, whem 80 would be normal.

The 29th of January 2015 was Mitch's last working day. If fate hadn't been cruel enough, Neil had to have an emergency appendix operation and Mitch was just not well enough to continue on with their work.

 Mitch on Dialysis

The renal unit started Mitch's Dialysis (which filters his blood) 2 weeks sooner than planned. His condition was worsening so fast.  He has to endure Dialysis three times a week, which is no picnic in itself, but also causes huge spikes im the cleanliness / dirtiness of his blood, causing a lot of nausea.  And, of course, a lot of medication goes along with this, which often has further  nasty side-effects.   A kidney transplant is not an option. The doctors are too concerned, that after what happened to Alyce after her transplant, that Mitch may have genetic similarities that could expose him to the same fate.

The burden on Mitch & Hayley is not limited to the huge emotional rollercoaster they are experiencing, but the financial pressure by Mitch's loss of income and the ever increasing hospital and medical bills,which are causing a huge additional strain on their young lives. And, of course, their families are suffering with them. 

Yet, they're all doing an amazing job holding it together and we can only be amazed by their strength and positive outlook.

Mitch and Hayley have already had to sell/downsize their home to reduce their mortgage to better cope financially.  It's still a struggle.

We,  at SIMON HOME, wanted to do more to help Mitch and his family,  donating a Makita Generator as a prize to raffle off at Luke's recent Fishing Competition for his brother., didn't seem enough.  We've since held fundraising events at our store and plan to continue trying to help.

Please, if you read this story, share it with your own networks and let's try to give this brave family, who have had more than their fair share of bad tidings, a helping hand. We know that our local communities are Champions, when it comes to helping those worse off than they are.  Please take part in our Silent Auction Fundraiser for Mitch if you can, or donate via the My Cause page we've set up.

Thank you.


 

easy fundraising for your club, school or community group

One easy way for Schools, Sporting Clubs, Gardening Clubs, Social Clubs and other community groups to raise funds for their cause is to join our D.I.Y. Rewards program. When members of your club or group sign up they can accumulate reward points that then benefit your organisation.

IF YOU'RE A TOOWOOMBA OR IPSWICH ORGANISATION WHO NEEDS HELP FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR CAUSE

CONTACT SIMON HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE 

 

TOOWOOMBA OPPORTUNITIES

  • Book our BBQ Gazebo available on site at SIMON HOME TIMBER & HARDWARE Toowoomba.  We'll set up the gazebo and provide the BBQ. You provide the staff, food & drinks to sell. All proceeds to your cause.
  • Sign your organisation up to our DIY Rewards Program.  When your members shop with us, your organisation receives 5% of their purchases into your fundraising account.  You pick your fundraising goal item, we'll set up a dedicated web page to you and members can keep track of progress. Once the goal is achieved, collect your item and set your next goal.  

Some T&Cs apply. Call 45 200 200 for more info.

 

IPSWICH OPPORTUNITIES

  • Book our mobile BBQ Trailer for your Ipswich event. 
  • Sign your organisation up to our DIY Rewards Program.  When your members shop with us, your organisation receives 5% of their purchases into your fundraising account.  You pick your fundraising goal item, we'll set up a dedicated web page to you and members can keep track of progress. Once the goal is achieved, collect your item and set your next goal.  

Some T&Cs apply. Call 32 200 200 for more info.

 

Simple!