Help Ronald McDonald House - Monash
Since its inception, the Community Benefits Scheme at Ritchies has raised over $12,500 for Ronald McDonald House Monash. The funds raised have made a big difference to us and the families of seriously sick children we support.
The House was built in 1993 to enhance the quality of life of families with seriously ill children by providing a home away from home which is welcoming, caring and supportive.
Nursing a child through serious illness or disability is the most traumatic experience any family can endure. We know because our families tell us this. The families staying here draw the warmth, laughter and inspiration from each other and when it all gets too hard and they think they are the only ones, there's a friend to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, a smile to share with someone walking the same difficult path in life.
“While nothing can take away the grief of a family with a seriously ill or dying child, this ‘home away from home' helps to diminish some of the practical problems facing many families at such a time. By staying at the House, parents no longer have to cope with the demands of constantly travelling to and from the hospital with a sick child. They no longer have to sleep on chairs on the wards or in waiting rooms or pay for expensive hotel rooms to be close by their child It is so important that the family unit can be together, often for a long period of time, to share the journey.” - Jenny Hill Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Monash
Our CB Number is 94985.