Welcome to

RMHC South Australia

Giving seriously ill and injured children the best gift of all – their families.

1 House
267 Families stay a year
20 Bedrooms

RMHC South Australia history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.  We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill and injured children. 

About Our Chapter 

Ronald McDonald Charities first arrived in South Australia in 1991, following a major refurbishment of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. In 2000, Adelaide's very first Ronald McDonald House was established to assist families needing to be close by to the hospital whilst their child undergoes treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities SA is located on Melbourne Street, just a short walk to the Women's and Children's Hospital and can house up to 20 families at any time. The main House consists of 10 warm and comfortable rooms complete with ensuites, and a main dining room, kitchen facilities, lounge room and learning centre. Across the road from the main House are the apartments which can also host 10 families in self contained accommodation, along with a playground and a tranquil peace garden.

Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities SA hosts over 267 families and provides a safe and comforting place to stay during a difficult time.  

Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s injury or illness.

Our Ronald McDonald House is run by a tirelessly hard working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

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Keeping our families safe from COVID-19

Given the current COVID-19 situation, we are continuing to provide a safe and supportive environment for families of seriously ill children at our Ronald McDonald Houses and through our Learning Program.

For the latest information please visit rmhc.org.au/covid-19

Board

  • Chris Baker, Chair
  • Rebecca Wessels, Vice Chair
  • Steven Wild, Treasurer
  • Claire Connolly-Hay
  • Lindsey Gough
  • Jami Hodge
  • Phil Robinson
  • Gavin Daniell
  • Rick McCleave

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Reconciliation Action Plan - Reflect 2020-2021

Our programs

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill or injured children.

House

Our House provides a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings whilst their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program assists school-aged children with serious illnesses and injuries to catch up on missed education following treatment and recovery. Providing a suite of educational support services, including therapy sessions and one-on-one tutorials with experienced teachers, our Ronald McDonald Learning Program is tailored to students’ individual needs. We aim to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem in preparation for their return to the classroom. All services are free to families thanks to funding from our generous RMHC supporters.

How you can help

Make a donation

Support the charity or your local house

Become a volunteer

See the openings in your area

Other ways to help

Ronald McDonald House South Australia relies on the work of our volunteers and the financial support of individual and corporate donations.

Without their generous contributions, we would be unable to keep our doors open to families in need 365 days a year. Thanks to the public, we’ve been able to continually expand our operations to help more families and communities in Adelaide.

There are many ways you can contribute to Ronald McDonald House South Australia.

Discuss how you, your organisation, school or business can help and become involved.

Call us:(08) 8267 6922

Email us:fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au

 

Fundraise For Us

Whether it’s holding a raffle, a fundraiser in your club or workplace or even riding, running or walking for a good cause, by raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, you will be making a tremendous difference to the lives of families who have a sick or injured child.

Getting started is easy. Simply download our Fundraising Toolkit for more information about how you can fundraise in your own way. Then complete an Agreement to Fundraise and send it to fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

Alternatively, you can simply sign up via our Fundraising Platform, here: https://safundraising.rmhc.org.au/chapter-landing/sa

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our fundraising team if you have any questions at 08 8267 6922 or fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

Room Rescue

The original House has accommodated over 5,000 families which equates to more than 130,000 bed nights. Understandably, the bedrooms are in need of renovation. 

The ‘Room Rescue’ Program provides organisations or community groups with the opportunity to partner with us to refurbish and maintain these bedrooms. It is the House’s aim to improve the level of comfort that we provide to the families.

To learn more email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au. 

Volunteer Programs

RMHC is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on community support to continue to achieve our mission of supporting the families of seriously ill or injured children. We have three volunteer programs for community or corporate groups to engage with our charity, as follows:

Meals from the Heart gives families the chance to meet some bright, happy people who talk about ordinary, everyday things like, the football, weather and current affairs. It also provides families with a nourishing, home-cooked meals at the end of a long emotional day in hospital.

Help Yourself Meals allows groups to prepare meals to be packed away and frozen, so the families have a quick, easy, healthy meal at the end of their day.

Working Bee is an opportunity for groups to spend a ‘teambuilding’ day together, while helping Ronald McDonald House to support families by maintaining a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy.

To provide and maintain our volunteering programs, we ask for a financial donation, ‘gift in kind’ donation or a broader partnership (sponsorship). We will endeavour to feature your team and their support on our social media channels.

Please download the relevant documents below, or call us on 08 8267 6922.

Leave a Gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will, or a bequest, is a wonderful legacy for future generations. Anyone can leave a charitable bequest. It is a powerful way to make a positive impact on the future, without affecting your finances in the present. 

Whenever the time is right for you, please consider remembering Ronald McDonald House Charities in your Will. Your gift will provide love, care and support for seriously ill children and their families whenever they need it.

Information for Solicitors & Executors

If you or your client intend to leave a Bequest to RMHC South Australia, the correct legal name to use is Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, registered business name of Allan Campbell AND WCH House Inc.

Our ABN is 30 061 528 747 and our registered office address is 271 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006

The charity is registered with the Australia Commission for Not-for-profits and Charities (ACNC). We also have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. When taking instructions from your client about their charitable intentions, please consider the tax implications for the estate and the tax benefits of transferring assets from an estate to a charity with DGR status.  

For further information contact us on (08) 8267 6922 or email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

 

Become a Corporate Partner

Our charity is able to bring comfort and care to thousands of families Australia-wide, largely thanks to the generosity of like-minded businesses and individuals who provide significant financial, in-kind and volunteering support year-on-year.

We strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations who are committed to our mission of supporting the ever-changing needs of seriously ill and injured children and their families.

To find out about becoming a Corporate Partner, email us at fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au.

2022 Room Rescue Partners

  • Farmer's Leap
  • ToyBox Australia
  • Legal Funding Australia
  • PURA Milk
  • Farmer's Union Iced Coffee
  • Broken Hill Community
  • Peter Koulizos

2022 RMHC SA Ride for Sick Kids Supporters

  • McDonald’s South Australia
  • Coca-Cola Amatil
  • The Advertiser Foundation
  • PURA Milk
  • Farmer's Union Iced Coffee
  • Hertz
  • Aryzta
  • Roof Rack City

Upcoming Events

Get involved in our upcoming events to help seriously ill and injured children and their families.

 

Adelaide City Plunge

Join us on Friday 26th August for the Adelaide City Plunge where you will have the opportunity to abseil 70 metres from the top of the InterContinental Hotel Adelaide for a good cause. 

For more information and to register, head to: https://adelaidecityplunge.com.au/

 

2022 En Blanc Long Lunch

On Friday 21st October, Ronald McDonald House Charities SA will be hosting an 'En Blanc' Long Lunch at the National Wine Centre (Corner of Hackney Rd &, Botanic St, Adelaide SA 5000).

The day will include a 3 course lunch, plenty of drinks and entertainment and is sure to be a sell-out event! Start planning your outfit to include a 'touch of white' and share a meal for families in need.

To purchase tickets, head to: https://safundraising.rmhc.org.au/event/rmhcsaenblanclonglunch2022

 

2023 Ride for Sick Kids

Start training for the very popular 'Ride for Sick Kids' event which is set to take place from Sunday 26th March until Saturday 1st April 2023. 

From the moment you register to take part (either for 2 days or the full 7 days), you will be making a difference to families with seriously ill or injured children who stay at Ronald McDonald House SA.

You will be a part of a peloton of 30 riders that will set off from Adelaide with 3 lead riders, a lead and follow car to support you and the team the entire trip. The course will head down south along the beautiful coastline of Second Valley to commence the journey. You will then ride to the Barossa Valley and head north to the Clare Valley before making the trip back to Adelaide by the end of the 7 days. On the final night, riders will celebrate with a dinner where family and friends can join the crew, before cycling to the finish line in North Adelaide as we complete the 2023 Valley to Valley Ride for Sick Kids event! 

To register your interest or find out more, head to: https://safundraising.rmhc.org.au/event/ride-for-sick-kids-sa-2023

Events