Fairlight community rallies around young family to find them a home by Kathryn Welling 6th Sep 2019
Anthony Geddes, Eva Rehnberg and their son Alexander Geddes at the Fairlight apartment they are selling in order to find a home with a garden.
The Fairlight community is rallying around a young family battling cancer by trying to help them find a new forever home.
Former policeman Anthony Geddes, 51, is recovering from a rare and aggressive cancer, plus he has Motor Neurone Disease and lost the use of his hands.
He is selling his Fairlight unit and looking for a forever home for himself, his wife Eva and their son Alexander, 2.
The couple met in East Timor where Mr Geddes was serving with a UN mission and Eva was a nurse from Sweden.
They returned to Australia and bought and renovated an apartment in Fairlight which they are now auctioning.
Mr Geddes said he has been humbled by the support of people from St Matthews Church in Manly and generous real estate agents who have paid for a regular cleaner at the unit, supplied nutritious meals for the family, babysat and inspected possible homes for the family.
They are especially grateful to Robert and Leonie Klaric for vetting possible next homes. Mr Klaric is a local and the author of the book, Secrets of The Property Expert.
The light living and dining area in the apartment.
The Geddes family was keen to come to market in spring while buyers were plentiful and real estate agent Alex Augustyniak of McGrath Dee Why advised them to sell first so they knew exactly how much they had to spend on their next home.
Eighty-two fresh properties hit the peninsula market this week, five of them in Fairlight, but Anthony and Eva are hoping buyers will be drawn to their two-bedroom apartment with its spectacular harbour view.
PUBLISHED IN THE MANLY DAILY 6TH SEP 2019 BY KATHRYN WELLING