The Rotary Club of Dubbo South and its supporters are sprucing up the home of a family facing unimaginable loss.
The club, its members, their families, friends and business associates are digging deep financially and emotionally to ensure the Ray family's West Dubbo home is looking its best by early December.
That's when cancer survivor Erin Ray and her husband Jeremy will bring their three children home to Dubbo, including seriously-ill eldest son Mitchell.
They have been by the almost seven-year-old boy's side since January when he was diagnosed with stage-four and rare neuroblastoma, and flown to a Sydney hospital for cancer treatment.
The diagnosis came four days before Mrs Ray gave birth to youngest son Connor, who struggled to breathe because of laryngomalacia.
In early August, Mrs Ray revealed the family's devastation at being told Mitchell had "months not years" to live.
The wife of a member and former president of the Rotary Club of Dubbo South was among the many people moved by the "heartbreaking story".
Nettie Williams befriended Mrs Ray who accepted her offer to "spring clean" the West Dubbo home.
The Williams family began by cleaning up the yard but then made an appeal to the club to undertake a "mini makeover".
Club president David Parish responded with a call to members to roll up their sleeves.
On Thursday, they will finish up work and gladly head to the house to pull up its existing carpet.
A four-day working bee has been scheduled from November 27.
On Monday, Mrs Williams, her sister Terri-Ann Kelly, Barb Taylor and Lyn Griffiths began clearing and cleaning the house.
".. the family will be coming home to a really lovely home for their first Christmas as a family of five and possibly their last Christmas as a family of five," Mrs Williams said.
"We want them to know that we care about them, that we love them and that they are important."
The home will be painted inside and out, and new light fittings, carpet and curtains installed throughout it.
Newly-purchased and donated furniture will be moved into the house and garden beds filled with soil and new plants.
"We just want it perfect so Erin can enjoy this Christmas with her three little ducklings," Mrs Williams said.
She said the home was still in need of a lounge suite and advised that it needed to be in good condition and from a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
Anyone who can help should call 0439 824 444.