Ronald McDonald House 

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About Us

Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. On top of all the fear and uncertainty comes the practicalities of managing a family when a child is in hospital, often for extended periods of time.  Our big red doors opened in October 2012 offering families a place to stay and recharge while caring for their seriously ill child.

This year is our 10th Anniversary supporting families that come and call our House their ‘home away from home’ for a period of time.

Uniquely located inside the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Canberra’s Ronald McDonald House offers a haven and home away from home for families with seriously ill children and babies. A comfortable place to stay without having to pay for an expensive hotel, at a time when finances can be stretched to the limit.

Staying at a Ronald McDonald House enables families to cope. In a research study, ‘support from family and friends’ was identified as the most important ingredient in the development of a positive coping strategy.

Our house has 11 rooms all with private ensuites, a fully equipped kitchen, communal dining and living areas, a laundry for convenience, play and computer nooks as well as a quiet room and an outside balcony for relaxing.

Over the past 10 years we have provided 24,868 nights’ accommodation, supporting 3,100 families.

How your donation will help

Funds raised through this appeal will support providing a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families.

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Ailsa Forster