About Us

WESTMEAD CHAPTER

ABOUT US

The Ronald McDonald House Westmead House Chapter operates the following programs:

OUR HISTORY

The first Ronald McDonald House established outside the USA was opened in Camperdown 1981 near the Children’s Hospital.

The house was named after Dr Arnold Tink who was a key figure in seeing Australia’s first Ronald McDonald House established.

Ronald McDonald House Camperdown relocated to Westmead in November 1995 when the Children’s Hospital relocated.

The current house has 18 rooms plus 5 units which can accommodate 109 per night.

We have currently commenced construction on a new 60 room house  that will help us to accommodate 371 per night.

OUR BOARD

Mr Peter Meadows - Chairman

Mr Ray Finn - Vice Chairman

Mark Holton - Treasurer

Ms Cheryl Mccullagh - Public Officer

Mrs Terese Jermyn Oam - Secretary

Jennie Keenan – Board Member

Ms Lyn Biviano – Board Member

Ms Debbie Carr – Board Member

Tony Favotto – Board Member

Jeremy Bryden – Board Member

Frank Meduri – Board Member

OUR STAFF

Ronald McDonald House Westmead is operated by a group of dedicated, caring, experienced and committed staff. These include:

Mike Thomas - Executive Officer

Simone Daher - Operations Manager

Belinda Woolford - Marketing & Development Manager

Kris Hindle - NSW Learning Program Manager

OUR CHAPTER FUNDRAISING

Ronald McDonald House Westmead relies heavily on corporate and community support to operate and provide accommodation for families with seriously ill children 365 days of the year. It costs Ronald McDonald House Westmead $154 per night per family.

We do this through a number of initiatives some of these include major events and programs such as our Spring Carnival Race Day, Golf Day, Exclusive Movie screening, Meals from the Heart Program, Corporate Volunteering, Pick up the Tab and numerous 3rd Party Fundraising.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS

Address – Redbank Road, Westmead NSW 2145

Phone number – 02 9845 0600

Email – rmh@rmhwestmead.org.au