Nationals’ MPs have cooked dinner for kids and their parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children from country WA in Perth for treatment.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman joined with his Nationals colleagues and lead Senate candidate Kado Muir to cook dinner, tour the new state-of-the-art facility and join residents for dinner.
The new Ronald McDonald House includes 47 family rooms, accommodating up to 220 people each night. It has the potential to help more than 800 families from across regional WA each year at no cost to them.
When families have to travel far from home to obtain specialist medical care for their sick child, securing accommodation in an unfamiliar place adds to their stress and anxiety. It can also add enormous financial pressure to families already stretched to the limit by medical bills and associated costs.
Ronald McDonald House helps ease that pressure by providing accommodation to families at no cost near their child’s hospital for as long as they need it – days, weeks, months or years.
Mr Redman said the new facility had been funded by LotteryWest and Royalties for Regions, along with generous donations from many corporate and private citizens and was a vast improvement on the old house in Subiaco.
“Contributing $5 million from Royalties for Regions was one of the best decisions the Nationals WA has made. It offers a vital service for families experiencing a tough time with their sick or injured kids,” Mr Redman said.
“We had a humbling afternoon cooking dinner for the residents and then joined them for a chat afterwards.”
If you would like to donate and support Ronald McDonald House you can visit https://www.rmhc.org.au.