What to expect during this immersive experience
You will gain a first-hand understanding what parents and carers go through on a daily basis, as well as getting an opportunity to see what it takes to create the best possible experience for a family and come to know the families staying at the House in Greater Western Sydney.
During this 24-hour overnight immersion experience, you will be:
- Cooking and serving dinner and breakfast to our families;
- Guided through real life scenarios, gaining a better understanding of what families go through;
- Using your skills and knowledge together to tackle a business issue
- Gaining a unique insight on what it takes to run the House and create a true sense of empathy for the families that stay at RMHC Greater Western Sydney.
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Our next experience will be announced soon.
Number of CEOs
Oscar is 11 years old and is currently under the care of the Cancer Centre for Children at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Oscar has a rare form of bone tumour which cannot be treated in his hometown of Canberra. He has been sick since he was 6 years old, and he makes regular visits to Westmead to receive the surgeries and infusions used to fight his tumours.
"Ronald McDonald House is more than our home away from home – it is our sanctuary. It is a place where there is always a hot meal, a warm bed, friendship and laughter at the end of another long day spent at the hospital. RMHC GWS is also the place where our family can just ‘be present’ together without having the added stress of being separated by hundreds of kilometres.
Staying at Ronald McDonald House makes you a better person, as it opens your heart and eyes to the broad spectrum of illness and disability. We have shared meals with car accident victims, cancer and transplant patients and kids with lifelong disabilities. We have refereed wheelchair races in the play areas. We have cried with other parents who are tired, exhausted and wrung-out by the 24/7 nature of caring for a sick child. Yet through all of this, we have always felt safe, welcomed and nurtured by the wonderful staff at the House." - Michelle, Oscars Mum.