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Contestants on the popular TV show The Block had their work cut out for them in Bendigo as they faced a Kids Under Cover Studio Challenge.
This year’s BLOCKheads were forced to leave from The Gatwick when it was shut down, being sent on a road trip to Bendigo for a mystery challenge. Upon arrival at the Showgrounds, they were greeted by our very own CEO, Jo Swift alongside the show’s hosts Scotty Cam and Shelley Craft. READ MORE
South Australian couple Kerrie and Spence were crowned the winners of the Charity Challenge! All BLOCKheads went above and beyond to deliver stylish, comfortable and tranquil spaces for young people at risk of homelessness.
Kerrie and Spence created a beautiful space for a 17-year old girl in desperate need of some privacy and stability. Leaning on good sports Bianca and Carla to complete the room by signing a netball just in the nick of time, for this netball loving teen.
Bianca and Carla stylishly fitted out their studio with a 16-year old boy in mind. Including a basketball hoop within a plush space, he can now call his own, read more.
Hayden and Sara pulled out all stops, calling on a relative in Melbourne to deliver a special something for the Melbourne Victory fan who will be calling their studio home, read more.
Courtney and Hans also thought outside the square when decorating their studio for a 15-year old girl who loves ballet. These BLOCKheads called on the help of local dance supply boutique Dance Your Way to deliver a beautiful pair of ballet slippers to hang on the wall, read more.
And Norm and Jess, well these guys delivered a very cool pad for a 16-year old boy who enjoys playing video games inspired by action and zombies! Read more.
All BLOCKheads worked hard for the entire 8 hours (even if some spent most of that time shopping up a storm in town!) to deliver thoughtful, generous spaces for these at-risk young people. These studios will have a significantly positive impact on the lives of the five young people who will now be calling them home. Thank you.
Past studio recipients and sisters, Teagan and Aliesha Newman had their work cut out for them on The Block having to decide on the winning studio for the Kids Under Cover Charity Challenge. (Read Teagan and Aliesha’s story HERE)
And what an incredible job the BLOCKheads did converting five studios into homes for at-risk young people. Congratulations & thank you!
Your hard work & genuine desire to make a real difference for at-risk young people was truly heart-warming.
Read More About the Five Studios from The Block Charity Challenge
Watch on 9NOW Episode 1
Watch on 9NOW as Aliesha and Teagan judge the studios
Watch on 9NOW as the winner is announced
Watch on 9NOW as Kerrie and Spence meet the recipient of their winning studio