17 November 2020

Dr MARJORIE O'NEILL (Coogee) — When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, the whole family feels the impact. For generations, Ronald McDonald House Randwick and their wonderful staff have been providing much needed accommodation and support services to families facing the serious illness of a child, allowing them to stay together throughout the toughest of times. Ronald McDonald House Randwick has 27 rooms, 5 units and provides accommodation to 746 families every year. The ability to keep these families together whilst their children are undergoing serious medical treatment at the Sydney Children's Hospital is vital for the wellbeing of the patient as well as their parents and siblings. Saturday, November 14th was McHappy Day, hosted by McDonald's restaurants. This annual fundraising drive assists Ronald McDonald House Charities to support more families and seriously ill children. Thank you to everyone at Ronald McDonald House Randwick for the amazing work that you do and to the all of the wonderful sporting clubs, community groups and individuals from the Coogee electorate and across NSW who support this wonderful charity right throughout the year and thanks to all who supported the fundraising effort last Saturday.