Make an ongoing impact on the lives of WA’s sick or injured kids.
Every year hundreds of WA families are forced to leave their home – their regional communities – to travel to Perth to seek medical treatment for their sick or injured child. Monthly donations help provide these families with a warm bed, home-cooked meals, and a comforting community of support. Your monthly support sends a powerful message to families that you are with them every step of their journey.
Your Donation’s Impact
families supported at Ronald McDonald House Programs in Nedlands, Perth Children's Hospital and alternative accommodation.
nights of accommodation provided to Western Australian families
hours of tutoring sessions provided to students on the Ronald McDonald Learning Program WA
visits in Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across WA
nights of respite provided at Family Retreats in Busselton and Dunsborough
Why We Need You
As demand for our support services continues to grow, we need your support to ensure that no WA family is turned away from the care they require. With limited spaces in our Ronald McDonald Houses, we’re currently sourcing alternative accommodation to support up to 30 WA families per month in nearby accommodation to Perth Children’s Hospital. We want to ensure every family who requires, has a place to call home for as long as they need.
Your support also ensures that these families can have access to wraparound support services to manage life with family illness, such as support staff to lean on, family spaces within the hospital to relax and play, and tailored learning to support children with their education.
How You Can Give
Becoming part of the RMHC WA Regular Giving family, means you recognise the importance of helping fellow Western Australians in their time of need. Your ongoing donations ensure the long term sustainability of the services we provide, and you can sleep well knowing you’ve provided the funds to ensure that close to the hospital, another WA family can sleep well close to their child’s bedside.
In the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, 700kms away from Perth is Esperance. It’s here that Amelia, Rory and Matilda (5.5 months) call home.
Little Matilda was born early at 35 weeks with severe growth restriction. One day before Matilda was born, her parents Amelia and Rory, learned that she had a large hole in her small heart.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia (RMHC WA) provided the family with supported accommodation at the Ronald McDonald House within PCH. Amelia says, “we were grateful to be provided with a room on level 5 while Matilda spent time in NICU, as it allowed us to be very close to her while she was in hospital.”