RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Exposed to the remarkable doctors, nurses, and volunteers when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, I promised myself once the trauma was over I would become a volunteer and try to give a little back. I began volunteering at Ronald Mcdonald House Randwick and was named as their ambassador in 2008. Working as a volunteer in the House has changed my life in the most positive way. The children and their families radiate determination, spunk and a sense of caring for each other rarely seen elsewhere. While some visits can be tough, the vast majority of my time spent in the house is an uplifting experience. As the ambassador I encourage you to donate time or money. Companies (of any size) and their employees are more than welcome to visit and provide dinner for the House on an occasional or regular basis. The experience is personally rewarding, as you will meet and dine with some of the most grateful and special people known. For more information please email myself, or Ronald McDonald Randwick firstname.lastname@example.org Ronald McDonald House Randwick was set up by a compassionate group of Volunteers in the community who recognized the need to provide accommodation at Sydney Children’s Hospital for country and interstate families. Built in 1991, the House began with 16 bedrooms and now after new renovations in May 2014 there are 21 bedrooms, 5 self contained units and an after-hours co-ordinator’s unit. Over 110 people can be accommodated each night, some families stay one night, many stay for a week, months or years.
Click on this link and watch the video, you will soon see why I support and volunteer Ronald McDonald House Randwick –www.rmhrandwickgiving.org.au
This is Tess and her mum Jo, sadly Tess lost her fight and we struggle with that on a regular basis. Jo continues to work tirelessly to raise money for research into the cancer that took beautiful Tess from us.
The aim is to provide a calm, caring and supportive environment where the entire family can stay in support of the sick child. The house provides a haven where families can interact with each other and make new friends with parents facing similar difficulties. While RMHC is an independent charity, McDonald’s Australia Limited plays a vital role by covering all administration and management costs ensuring every cent donated to RMHC can be spent on programs helping seriously ill children and their families. Thankyou taking time to read this. Please make a difference and contact us http://www.rmhc.org.au/randwick-nsw.