Dust off your suit and get on your glitz, the Raise Love Charity Ball for Ronald McDonald House is on 20 July at NEX.
Ronald McDonald House has been supporting families with a sick or injured child throughout the Northern NSW region for more than 28 years.
“As one of Newcastle’s premier black-tie events, the Raise Love Charity Ball combines great food with live entertainment, dancing and fundraising fun,” RMHC Northern NSW CEO, Ross Bingham said.
“We rely on community support to be able to continue providing essential services to families with sick children, both locally and right across northern NSW.”
“Purchasing tickets to the Raise Love Charity Ball is a great way to get involved and show your support,” Mr. Bingham said.
Ronald McDonald House, Northern NSW provides accommodation for over 770 families every year, who have a sick child receiving treatment in hospital, and thousands of local families find a much-needed refuge at the Family Rooms located within the John Hunter Children’s Hospital and Gosford Hospital.
155 families can take time to relax and recharge at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Forster, and 149 children catch up on missed education after being off sick with support from the Learning Program.
“Our goal for this year’s Raise Love Charity Ball is to be able to cover 1,611 night’s accommodation for families with a sick or injured child,” Mr. Bingham said.
Tickets for the Raise Love Charity Ball are on sale now and can be purchased at rmhnnsw.org.au/raise-love
IMAGE | Mikaela Chaffey, Jason Barry, Kaitlin Petersen, Ronald McDonald and Sophie Chaffey, the Managing Director of Alliance Labour Solutions, RMHC 2019 Event Partner. (left – right)
Ronald McDonald House Newcastle, located in a peaceful bushland setting on the grounds of the John Hunter Children's Hospital, provides a 'home away from home' to families of children receiving hospital treatment for serious and life threatening conditions - whether from disease, injury or a congenital condition. We strive to provide an atmosphere where the familiar routines of home life can continue as much as possible through stressful and difficult times.
Since opening the doors in 1991, close to 1000 families call us home each year in our 12 comfortably furnished family bedrooms and 6 self contained units. Communal areas of the House are as much about sharing journeys as they are about sharing facilities, with families, staff and volunteers providing a caring and supportive environment. We are grateful for the continued support and goodwill of the wider community that ensures the House continues to make it possible for families to stay together at a time when they need each other the most.