Ways to Help
STAYING WITH US
"This place is fantastic. All the great work. Amazing volunteers. Lovely food. I was overwhelmed when your lovely staff member on our arrival asked me if I would like a cake for my son's birthday. What a lovely thought! Amazing cake by the chef. Deeply touched. Wonderful job guys. Keep it going. See you all next year."
"I would like to extend my gratitude to all of the staff, volunteers, the cleaning staff & kitchen staff; without you guys I’d be stressing out during my time in Perth. Thank you very much for everything; your time & kind hearted help. May god bless each one of you & continue to bless you in doing your good work. Thank you."
"We feel so grateful & blessed to have had the opportunity to stay here. It is such an accommodating & warm environment; so supportive for the whole family (not just the patients). The staff & volunteers here really made the whole experience even better. Our 3 year old son Lewin, especially took to Katie in the school room & David at book buddies. As they say “It takes a village to raise a child” and at RMH this couldn’t be more true. We hope we will not need to return in the future (for health reasons) but I’ll have very fond memories of the house for years to come. Our children will not want to come back home."
“RMH Perth is warm and welcoming and the staff and volunteers are just amazing. The room was more than adequate with everything you could need, and the amenities were outstanding. The food was varied and amazing every single night, the only complaint is the weight I have gained whilst here :) Yes I did see the exercise equipment but just couldn't quite find the motivation and the lure of the amazing nightly desserts was just too much! I also made the time to connect with several parents who were obviously doing it tough, and those connections will remain after our departures from the House. The weekly school lessons have been the highlight of our stay, with Gabby counting down the minutes each day until they started. I will go back to Esperance with a desire to champion this service to my regional clients, and with the pride and knowledge that every McHappy Day, every money box donation and every other event McDonald's participates in will support this amazing House.”
“Alex has gained confidence when completing her work and is taking pride in her work! She loves working with her Tutor Rebecca. They have such a special understanding between them. Rebecca helps Alex to feel good about herself. Alex's reading has improved dramatically and she really has improved dramatically during her school term. We are now at a stage where Alex wants to go to school which was always a challenge before Rebecca's intervention!”
“My daughter has been receiving tutoring for English only. She believed that English was just about impossible having missed so much school. However with the help and encouragement from the tutor organised through the program her belief system has changed. My daughter is coming on in leaps and bounds and now believes that she can conquer her assignments and does not experience the anxiety she was previously experiencing related specifically to English. Thank you so much!!!!”
“My child has achieved an A in maths where previously he was getting an E.”
WORK OF HEART PROGRAM
“I think the Work of Heart sessions are so very important. They make Montana’s day as she doesn’t go to school on a regular basis. She is always wondering what she is going to learn about. It’s a great social aspect for her too.” (Parent)
“Riley has really come out of his shell since attending the learning centre. Riley looks forward to attending the sessions in the learning centre. ‘Miss Helen' is the most looked forward to part of his trip to Perth.” (Parent)
“I love the Learning Centre, and all the fun stuff we do there. Science and Art is my favourite and I love seeing my new friends at the lessons.” (Student)
HOME FOR DINNER
"We all had an amazing experience and enjoyed spending time with the children and their families. Two of the Mum's in the group have experienced life threatening illnesses with their children and were initially a bit worried with how they would cope, but they both found the experience so positive and uplifting that we are already planning our next one! We wanted to give a special thanks to Louise in the kitchen- she helped make what at seemed at first, a daunting task, cooking so many dishes for so many people, so simple. Everything was prepared and ready to go. Louise was so helpful, friendly and obviously passionate about her role. The children were just amazing and we were really glad we brought along the games, balloons, glow sticks, bubbles and dress ups as it provided opportunities to engage with the children and have fun together. As we are a community group rather than a corporate group it was a little more challenging to raise the money but we will be prepared for that next time and we can certainly see the value in where the money is spent. We will be promoting this program throughout our networks. After tonight's experience all of us are keen to come back and do some more volunteering. Thank you again for the opportunity- a most rewarding experience!"
"We had a great night! It was really worthwhile and the feedback from the team was that it was an engaging and worthwhile experience. We hope we helped just that little bit! We will certainly be back at some stage."
- IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
“Thank you very much for such a great night, we really enjoyed it. I can’t believe how much easier and more efficient the program is now. We also very much enjoyed our tour of the House. It really is an incredible place!”
- Herbert Smith Freehills
“Everybody had a great time. They haven’t stopped talking about it! So all-in-all a raging success.”
- Sean Foy & Family
“We had the best time! We loved it so much we’re all going to organise to do it again. Fantastic night we all thoroughly enjoyed it!”
- Cookernup Fire Brigade
“Thank you for the opportunity to let our team come and prepare a meal for your families. I can assure you the people who attended considered it one of the best events they have done since they began at Total and the overwhelming feedback from them is they want to do it again.” - Total