Opening its doors in 2013, The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital has welcomed over 56,000 people in need of a break. Providing families, a welcoming and safe place to grab a snack, enjoy a cup of coffee, wash and dry personal items, shower and spend valued time with family members.
A refuge for families with sick or injured children within the Children’s Ward, Maternity Ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Ronald McDonald Family Room relies on the generosity of the local community for support and the dedication of Volunteers.
Volunteers are the welcoming face of the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Gosford. Whether it’s making a cuppa, lending an ear, or making sure the Family Room is a clean, comfortable and welcoming space – none of this is possible without the assistance of Volunteers.
With life returning to normal after the uncertainty of the past few years, The Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford, is currently recruiting Volunteers to be able to return to pre Covid operating hours.
Little Amber was born prematurely at Westmead Children’s Hospital with Hip Dysplasia and a Congenital Heart Abnormality and was staying at Gosford Hospital. As new parents, James and Tiffany of Kincumber, loved visiting the Family Room and were so grateful for the beautiful Volunteers that made their stay that little bit easier. The Volunteers are “Second to none with great energy!” James and Tiffany said.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills or simply give back to your local community. Volunteer, Sharyn, has been a part of Gosford Family Room since 2013. Sharyn’s favourite part of the role is welcoming back return visitors to the room and being remembered by them even if it was a long time in between.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital or are interested in hosting a fundraising event on their behalf, please send an email through to email@example.com
To get find out more or get involved visit www.rmhcnnsw.org.au