MATT AND KIM CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANOTHER DESERVING FAMILY
Matt and Kim have come to Perth to help
The Block favourites from Perth, Matt and Kim, are back with another heartwarming local renovation on Matt and Kim to the Rescue, Wednesday, June 8, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.
This time, the big stars are coming to Perth to lend a hand, Lisa Wilkinson from TODAY, Shane Crawford from The AFL Footy Show, cricket legend Adam Gilchrist and Mark LeCras from the West Coast Eagles will join Matt and Kim and their army of tradies, businesses and local heroes to deliver an incredible full home makeover in just four days. It’s a renovation full of surprises which will dramatically change the lives of the HoyPoy family from Kingsley.
Sallie HoyPoy, a young mother of four girls, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite intensive treatment including a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer has spread to her bones and is at stage 4.
Just before Christmas last year, her 15-year-old daughter Zoe was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to her ovaries and colon.
The HoyPoys’ dated and dark 1970s home has taken a back seat to the family’s health concerns, and whilst husband Ryan has done his best to maintain the home, it’s definitely in need of some serious love to accommodate their growing family: Brianna (13), Lacey (9), Imogen (7) and Zoe.
Matt said: “The story of the HoyPoys is simply heartbreaking. But through all of their pain is an amazing family unit that WA will fall in love with. Strong, athletic, positive and ultimately resilient.”
In this emotionally charged 90-minute special hosted by Nine News Perth’s Emmy Kubainski and Michael Thomson, a community will unite to embark on Matt and Kim’s most ambitious renovation to date. It’s a story of generosity, love and commitment by an amazing team of volunteers.
From Matt, “We are honoured to help the HoyPoy family, but we couldn’t have done this without the amazing generosity of the community. Thank you to all involved. The end result is just breathtaking.”
Major partners to be credited for supporting the HoyPoys include:
IGA – Catered for the crew over the four-day renovation, filled the family fridge and also provided the family with grocery vouchers.
SUMMIT HOMES GROUP – Assisted with the design, managed the worksite and sourced building materials.
RAC – Provided the family with an insurance package and a monitored home security system.
BEDSHED – Supplied the family with all their new bedding furniture.
MATT AND KIM TO THE RESCUE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, AT 7.30PM ON NINE