How to get involved?
Raise Funds at WorkGet your entire workplace involved to make an even bigger impact
Raise Funds at SchoolBake stalls and more!
Donate your CelebrationGive your birthday, wedding, any celebration extra meaning!
Fundraise your WayWhether it's a fun run or a movie night, you choose!
In MemoryHonour a loved one's memory
Your support will make an everlasting impact for families like the Cantrills
The Cantrill family have spent over 164 nights at Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
"Our 13-month old son... Judd has a genetic disorder which has caused abnormalities of his lungs, stomach, heart (the list goes on).
Because of Ronald McDonald House, their team and the volunteers I have been able to keep our 3 kids together in an environment full of support and love.
To be so close to the hospital and have the people of Ronald McDonald House supporting us through our journey, means the world to us and we are forever grateful to all."
- Alana Cantrill, Mum of Judd
Why we need you
Never underestimate the impact YOU can have to a seriously ill child and their family.
Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head to rest at night.
Your help ensures familes will stay close when they need each other most. Watch this video to meet some of the families you are supporting by becoming our Charity Champion!
Meet our incredible families Paying it Forward
The families that are supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS are some of the strongest, most resilient families you will meet. Ronald McDonald House Charites GWS allows these families to concentrate on what is most important during such a difficult time, the health of their child.
“You’re at the hospital all day and giving your son chemotherapy... One less thing to think about is where am I going to sleep tonight… its covered… so you can concentrate on the important thing..”
Our families are not only strong and resilient, but are incredibly determined to pay it forward for the next seriously ill child and their family. Meet just some of our incredible families that have done this by becoming a Charity Champions.
Run for Judd
Judd Cantrill, featured above, and his family stayed at Ronald McDonald House Westmead for 164 nights. After Judd's uncle Jake visited the family at Ronald McDonald House Westmead, he was inspired to organise an event to raise money for the house.
"We saw everything [Ronald McDonald House] were doing for them and said we really need to get this happening" - Jake Johnston
With an idea to climb The Pinnacle, a mountain reserve in Orange, as many times as they could to raise funds. With a crowd of over 200, including 70 runners, Run for Judd was an incredible success. Jake's initial goal was $5,000, but with the incredible support of Orange community behind them, Run for Judd has raised just shy of $30,000!
Joining in on the climb was Judd's older sister Hannah. Hannah, just 8 years old, ran 7 laps and raised an incredible $6,000!
To Jake, Hannah and all the Charity Champions who supported Run for Judd, thank you for paying it forward.
Running for RMH
Sally Crossing and her family spent 6 months at Ronald McDonald House Westmead while Sally was in the orthopedic ward at the Children's Hospital.
After Sally's stay at the house, she decided she wanted to pay it forward to help ensure the doors of Ronald McDonald House would stay open for the next seriously ill child.
Sally, along with a group of school friends, took part in City2Surf, a 14km course starting from Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD and ending at the iconic Bondi Beach. Together, Running for RMH raised an incredible $11,000!
To Sally and the team of Charity Champions, thank you for paying it forward.
Our Impact in 2021
Thank you to all of our community supporters that helped achieve this!
1,101students supported by Ronald McDonald Learning Program
families stayed at Ronald McDonald House Westmead
family visits to the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Nepean Hospital NICU
meals provided to families with a sick or injured child at Ronald McDonald House Westmead
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