Building a community to support sick kids and their families on their healthcare journey
We believe that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support. We are there for families, helping them access the medical care and resources they need.
Whether it's ensuring they have a place to stay close to the hospital, so they are mere moments away from their sick little one, providing the chance for the entire family to take a holiday far from hospital walls, supporting families to help get their child caught up on missed schooling due to serious illness, or making sure that they have everything they need during a hospital stay, we're devoted to improving the health and well-being of seriously ill children and their families through our many practical care programs.
You can make a profound difference in their lives, too, by joining our community of passionate and committed supporters. And best of all, you can feel good knowing that your fundraising is directly supporting sick kids and their families in our region - read more about our practical care programs here.
You've already made the first step in making a difference by visiting this site. Read on to get inspiration for your fundraising cause, see what impact donations truly make, and read stories of our incredibly brave families - the very people who you will be supporting.
How to get started
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You’re doing it for them
Be inspired by our amazing families – the ones who directly benefit from your fundraising
The Saunders Family
No parent ever wants to hear that their child is seriously ill. Unfortunately, that news came to parents Erana and Steven when their sweet six-month old baby girl, Amara-Lee, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which causes a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.
The McLaren Family
It was just a regular Sunday night for parents Jo and Scott until the unimaginable happened, an accident that left their 13-month-old son, Beau, with severe burns.
The Downes Family
Emily and Chris Downes began their stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities when they discovered Emily had a high-risk pregnancy. She was quickly flown from Mt Isa to Townsville University Hospital at 30 weeks pregnant.
Your support in 2021 has enabled us to provide
students with private tutoring to get caught up thanks to our Learning Program
families with hospital-adjacent
accommodation at our Ronald McDonald House
visits to our
in-hospital Family Room
children provided with care items through our Family Room on the Go initiative, part of our COVID-19 response
children with care items and boredom busters thanks to our Hospitality Cart
children with love and care across all our programs
families with the opportunity to
relax & reconnect at our Family Retreat
nights of accommodation
to families in need