It’s more than a place to sleep…
Thanks to your participation, we will be able to provide holistic support to families throughout their child’s recovery with illness or injury. We are there for families to keep them connected and focus on their child’s recovery through the House, Family Rooms or Hospitality Cart.
Your support will continue to support families in between and after hospital stays such as our Learning Program or Retreats.
When Ava was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia (Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome), the family was told her best hope of survival was for her to receive a bone marrow transplant.
Fortunately, Ava’s older brother Darby was found to be the perfect match to be her donor. Ava along with Darby, mother Catherine and father Jason were told to pack up their life in Adelaide and get to Sydney Children’s Hospital as soon as possible for the transplant.
It was during this extremely challenging period that the family lived at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick.
“RMHC Sydney is an amazing organisation. The difference it made to our family during the time we spent in Sydney for Ava’s treatment cannot be measured in words. The compassion the staff and volunteers showed us, from the moment we arrived, until the moment they all lined the road to wave us goodbye, was something that will never be forgotten.
This charity has touched our lives in a way that can never be repaid and is something we will be forever grateful to have had access to, for the most challenging time in our families lives.”
By supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities, you will:
Ensure sick children experience an improved clinical journey as a result of physical and emotional proximity to the family. Our programs enable a family-centred approach to caring for sick children from the time they are in hospital to transitioning back to school and everyday life.
Make sure parents and family members feel better connected and less stressed, improving their capacity to focus on supporting their child through treatment.
Help hospitals experience a reduced mental load and save on resources. Our program has become a vital part of the hospital infrastructure. Hospital staff can discharge patients to a nearby location and are therefore able to serve more people. Hospital staff also experience reduced mental load and are better able to focus on clinical outcomes when families are well rested and less stressed.
Ensure the education system avoids some of the costs associated with students who miss significant periods of school. Our Learning Program helps government and schools avoid the cost of students repeating school and avoid the lifetime costs associated with students not completing school.
Ronald McDonald House Charities has the trust and goodwill of the community, which are essential for sustainable operations. RMHC has been consistently rated as one of the most trusted charities in Australia.
We are able to have volunteers and tutors able to assist in the delivery of our Programs. Their work primarily benefits families, but also provides the volunteers and tutors themselves with a sense of purpose and job satisfaction.
For more information about the way your chapter will be using the money raised visit their event page.