Block couple gives money to charity

Last updated 12:29 10/09/2012
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The Wellington couple who made no money from The Block television series, but won the hearts of many viewers, have called time on an account set up to help them out.

Rachel Rasch and Tyson Hill were the only contestants to make no profit from the house renovation show when the properties were auctioned last Thursday.

But the duo were audience favourites and a social media campaign led by broadcaster Brooke Howard-Smith was set up to help them out.

By this morning $14,453.22 had been deposited in the account, resulting in Rachel and Tyson announcing on their Facebook page that they had asked Howard-Smith to close it.

"We are not comfortable accepting any money over the $11,000 which (third place-getters) Ginny & Rhys won on the night," Rachel and Tyson said.

Anything deposited above that amount would be given to a charity, which would be chosen in consultation with their son Otis.

"We want to say a big thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past few days - your generosity is amazing!" the couple said.

Hosted by cricketer turned broadcaster Mark Richardson, reality television show The Block followed couples for nine weeks as they renovated four run-down Takapuna houses.

Siblings Ben and Libby Crawford won the show by selling their home for $961,000 - $157,000 above the reserve price set.

Ginny Death and Rhys Wineera's house sold for $805,000 - $11,000 above the $794,000 reserve.

Rachel and Tyson's house sold for the reserve of $798,000,

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