After a few busy hours of slicing, dicing, frying, baking, serving, cleaning and laughing, the team sat down with the families to enjoy a home cooked meal.
Not having to worry about what is for dinner may seem like a small concern to most, but eliminating this chore allows the families at the Ronald McDonald House the chance to concentrate on what is most important – spending time with their ill child.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home for families with sick children who are often uprooted from their normal lives with little warning, and can spend weeks or even months many thousands of kilometres from their own homes.
Since opening in November 1990, Ronald McDonald House Perth has provided a ‘home away from home’ to more than 3000 families while their child has undergone treatment for cancer or other serious illness at the Princess Margaret Hospital. When families have to travel far from home to receive specialised medical care for their sick child, seeking accommodation in an unfamiliar place only adds to their stress and anxiety.
Treatment can sometimes take weeks, months or even years and children need their families close by for comfort and reassurance. Though there is no place like home, Ronald McDonald House strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the whole family can stay together for the duration of their child’s treatment.
Our team were lucky enough to finish the evening with a tour of the wonderful new facility which has clearly been so well thought out and The Home for Dinner program is lucky enough to have on-going support from many local businesses and organisations. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.