Sandy Fuller reports on the good, the great, and the downright fabulous of the campaign to raise funds for the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
[caption id="attachment_356850" align="aligncenter" width="568"] Sam and his family found a home away from home at Ronald McDonald House Westmead[/caption]
Earlier this year, the doors of the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead (RMHW) swung open, welcoming families of sick children receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Western Sydney.
Since 1986, RMHW has been a home away from home for nearly 12,000 families. In 2017, the house had just 18 rooms and could not meet demand. While the facility accommodated and supported 698 seriously ill children and their families in 2016, 400 families were turned away due to lack of space. Today there are 60 rooms for families of all sizes.
At the launch of the Building Love campaign on Valentine’s Day in 2015, RMHW had a vacant parcel of land and a great foundation in the form of a…