Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Adelaide (RMHA) continually strives to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children with serious illness and disability, and their families.
Their work begins when the family arrives on the doorstep but extends far beyond to the care, support and connection that continues for years to come. Doctors agree that the House has a dual benefit, as studies have shown that children who have their families close by respond better to treatment.
As RMHA receives no ongoing government funding, it relies upon community support and fundraising to assist their mission to provide quality family centred care to hundreds of families each year.
McDonald’s Australia and its local franchisees provide major support to the charity’s operations so that your donation helps even more families of seriously ill children in Australia.
RMHC has a wide range of programs to help children with illness and disabilities and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible. They include:
Hospitals can be scary places for children. From a shoulder to cry on to a kiss goodnight, having family around can make all the difference when you’re stuck in hospital. Our 16 Houses give the families of seriously ill children somewhere to stay close to the hospital where they are receiving treatment..
Not every family visiting a child in hospital needs to stay overnight. But that shouldn’t mean long hours spent in an uncomfortable waiting room. Our Family Rooms e families visiting a sick child a comfortable place to relax and refresh during their visit.
Ronald McDonald® Learning Program
Every day a sick child is out of school, they miss out on valuable lessons. With a Learning Program based in each state, we help children improve their skills and catch up with what they’ve missed, making a return to school less stressful.
Children living in rural or remote communities don’t always have access to the same level of healthcare as those living in more populated areas. In partnership with Royal Far West, our Care Mobile will regularly visit rural areas of NSW, giving local children access to healthcare services they may otherwise miss out on.
Our Family Retreats give families with a seriously ill child, or those suffering from the death of a child, the necessary opportunity to take a break, spend some much needed time together and grow stronger.
To make a donation to RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA, click here to visit our Everyday Hero page.