Corporate Team Building Programs

Bring your team together to support families with a seriously ill or injured child

We’re so excited! Our beloved programs, like Meals from the Heart, Baking a Difference and Working Bee are back in the House from Monday 29 November 2021.  

The contributions of individuals, corporate and community groups is the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney. Together we ensure families have a warm and welcoming place to stay, and meaningful support when they need it most.  

You can sign up to one of our unique and rewarding team-building programs today.

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Team Building with a Difference

Businesses today recognise the benefits of giving staff the time to participate in charitable work. We offer this opportunity to your workplace through our group volunteering programs.  

Participating in one of our programs, like Meals from the Heart will encourage staff engagement and boost morale, while making a positive impact on the community.

If your team is working remotely, you can still get involved by participating in our online team building activities, like Cook + Connect.

Supporting the families of sick kids at Ronald McDonald House is an amazing and unforgettable team-building experience that demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to community investment.

Bring your brand values to life and align your organisation with one of Australia's leading children’s charities and help keep seriously ill or injured children and their families close.

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP? 

Follow the steps below to secure your employee engagement experience:

1. Select the program you are interested in above, then select the button "click here to register" to book directly through the calendar feature. 

2. Choose the date that suits you (subject to availability).

3. A member of our team will confirm your booking with you.

Want to book more than one experience? Simply repeat the steps above! 

For further enquiries please contact us on (02) 9806 7111 or via email at supportingGWS@rmhc.org.au

(PLEASE NOTE YOUR BOOKING WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED)

Meals from the Heart 

After a long and emotional day at the hospital, parents and carers rarely have the time, funds, or energy to cook a fresh and healthy dinner. 

We invite you to step into the kitchen for a night to prepare fresh, nutritious meals for seriously ill children and their families. Our program provides the 60 families staying at the Wesmtead House with a delicious hot meal, three nights each week. Families find comfort in hearing laughter in the kitchen and enjoy a dinner that's been served with a smile. 

Rachel from Aryzta, a dedicated Meals from the Heart participant, says: 

"Supporting RMHC Greater Western Sydney's Meal from the Heart corporate volunteering program gives out team a sense of community and an opportunity to give back in a small, practical way to families who are going through the toughest time of their lives. The Meals from the Heart program give families a time to come together in a warm, friendly enviroment and bond over a home-cooked meal... that they don't have to prepare! Most importantly, parents are able to spent time with their seriously ill or injured child and simply enjoy a family dinner together."

Suitability

Groups of 8 - 20 people (max of 12 in the kitchen)

Time

2:30pm - 8:30pm 

Days

Monday's, Wednesday's or Thursday's

Booking Cost

$1100 + GST (includes support from a professional chef and food)

What do you cook?

Choice your menu, inspired from locak and international selections such as Mexican Fiesta, Italian Feast, Aussie BBQ

Who can participate?

Corporate teams, clubs, and groups of all kinds

Download the Program Overview

Click here to Register!

Baking a Difference

Often, parents and carers of seriously ill and injured children simply do not have the time, funds or energy to step into the kitchen the way they normally would, especially after a long and emotional day at the hospital.

You're invited to step into our kitchen to prepare comforting, freshly-baked snacks and treats. Families feel cared and supported when they are welcomed home to a tray of warm, delicious baked goods.

Suitability

Groups of 5 -10 people

Time 8:45am - 1:00pm
Days Tuesday
Booking Cost $1000 + GST (includes support from a professional chef and food)
What do you bake? You will bake favourites such as scones, muffins, brownies, caramel slice and more!
Who can participate? Groups of all kinds

Download the Program Overview

Click Here to Register!

Working Bee

Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their seriously ill child.

To ensure Ronald McDonald House Westmead remains a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home to our families, you're invited to contribute to familiar household tasks like housekeeping and gardening or assisting with administration.

Our Working Bee program is a unique, hands-on experience where you have a fantastic opportunity for team-building and is a great way to support the community.

Suitability

Groups of 10 - 20 people

Time 8:45am - 1:00pm
Days Tuesday
Booking Cost $1000 + GST (cost is per 10 people)
Who can participate? Groups of all kinds

Download the Program Overview

Click here to Register! 

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is where employees give small, regular donations to a charity from their pre-tax pay. It's a simple and effective way to help make the world a better place.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney alleviates the financial burden of paying for expensive accommodation by providing a safe and supportive place to stay. This means that families can focus on comforting and protecting their seriously ill or injured child. Your support ensures that our doors stay open and families are supported 365 days of the year.

Download a Workplace Giving Program Step-by-Step Guide Here


or contact us at supportingGWS@rmhc.org.au

Cook + Connect 

Even when we're apart, it's so important to remain connected to each other. That's why we're introducing Cook + Connect. 

It's like Meals from the Heart - but from home!

Gather your work colleagues or business partners together and connect online with our chefs Mel and Georgia as they teach you to cook a 3 course home-cooked meal you can enjoy with your family.

Not only will you connect with others and learn new skills, you will help seriously ill children and their families, when they need it the most.

Suitability

Groups of 8 - 20 people 

Time

3:30pm - 5:30pm 

Days

Monday's, Wednesday's or Thursday's

Booking Cost

$100 + GST per person 
plus the cost of food 

What do you cook?

Yummy home cooked dishes you can share with your family

Who can participate?

Groups of all kinds

Click here to Register!

THE IMPACT YOU'LL MAKE

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, it impacts the whole family. Life is turned upside down. That’s why we provide a safe and supportive place that keeps families together.  

It means that families can focus on comforting and protecting their seriously ill or injured child while receiving vital hospital treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney, which runs the Westmead House, Nepean Family Room and Learning Program, is an independently run charity that relies on the financial support of corporate and community partners to continue the work that we do.

In 2019, the House saw the biggest intake of families to date, supporting over 2100 families. The house runs at full capacity most nights of the year, providing a home away from home for families from all over Australia.

None of this is possible without our corporate and community volunteers. Families find comfort and support through the programs we offer. 

“It’s such a unique situation here, unless you’ve been here and done it, it’s hard to understand. You just bond.” - Sam, mum to Elsie, who stayed 154 nights.


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