A child’s illness can have a devastating effect on families.
As well as all the uncertainty and fear, the medical bills, the missed work for parents and the interruption to kids' schooling, there’s the added stress for families who don’t live close to the medical care their child desperately needs.
How will we be there for our child? How will we make ends meet?
For a sick child, sometimes what they need most is to have their family nearby for more hugs, kisses and "I love you"s.
Ronald McDonald House Westmead supports over 600 families each year. Unfortunately, in the last 12 months we were forced to turn away over 400 families due to lack of space. The new house, due to open in February 2018, will increase capacity to be able to support 1,360 families every year.
Without Ronald McDonald House Westmead, families would have to travel long distances, sleep in waiting rooms, in bedside chairs in the hospital wards, in their cars, or find a way to pay for expensive hotel rooms.
It is the vital support of corporate and community groups that helps us keep families close. Our home becomes their home, offering warmth, security, and a place to make new friends who are on similar journey.
Your generous commitment to become a room sponsor will affect the lives of countless families, and the impact room sponsors have is real. It determines how the House operates, and the services we are able to provide to families.
It allows us to provide warm beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens and indoor-outdoor play areas: all the essentials of a family home.
Room sponsorship is a vital program, which invites you to engage directly with the House and families while providing much-needed financial support. As hospital stays, treatments and surgeries increase annually, so does the demand for our service.
And for businesses, the program offers real benefits while also meeting corporate responsibility.
We need your help to keep the doors open.
Taking up a room sponsorship in the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead carries a range of sponsor benefits that begin when we attach your plaque to the door of your room, and continue year on year.
Click through on the table to see and download the full list of sponsor benefits: