EARLIER this week staff and clients from Currajong Disability Services donated hand-made quilts to Ronald McDonald House in Orange.
It is the second time this year the group have donated the fruits of their hard work to a reputable organisation (the other being Parkes Hospital) and Executive Officer Rebecca Walsh was ecstatic with the gesture.
“We are extremely grateful to Currajong Disability Services for their dedication and donation to our organisation,” she said.
“It is tremendous they have selected Ronald McDonald House and have decided to partner up with us.
“We can’t thank them enough.”
Since its inception, Parkes residents have relied heavily on Ronald McDonald House with Parkes being the single biggest contributor with some 45 families, 68 visits and 323 nights spent by Parkes residents at Ronald McDonald House.
Condobolin with 42 visits over 115 nights and Forbes with 43 visits and 143 nights spent at the Orange house also shows how important the resources are to families in the Central West.
“Ronald McDonald House caters to mental health, maternity, special care nursery and paediatrics,” said Ms Walsh.
“As you can appreciate, we attract a number of people throughout the calendar year.
“Donations like today while small, are all important for it is the little pieces of generosity that make the difference in the end,” she said.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. They help keep families together and close to the care their child needs.
The cornerstone program of RMHC, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. In 1981 the first Australian Ronald McDonald House opened in Sydney’s Camperdown. There are now 16 Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia and more than 360 houses worldwide.
More info can be obtained at – https://www.rmhc.org.au/