Why Join Shootathon?

Each year over 2,000 families from regional and rural Australia will stay at a Ronald McDonald House in Victoria & Tasmania-you can join the Shootathon to support more seriously ill or injured children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families.

Our House is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families of children who need to travel to a Children’s Hospital in Victoria or Tasmania for treatment. We create a safe and welcoming environment where families can stay connected, and parents can communicate more easily with their child's medical team.

Over 2,037 families from regional and rural Australia stayed at a Ronald McDonald House in Victoria & Tasmania in the past year alone, allowing parents and carers to focus on what is most important, their child's health. 

Meet Daisy

At 2 and a half years old, Daisy was taken to the local hospital for a skin check and a suspected ear infection. Her parents Jackie and Dean were then told her blood tests were abnormal and were immediately flown to Royal Hobart Hospital where Daisy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

With this diagnosis Daisy will have five weeks of intense chemotherapy in Hobart, a 5-hour drive from where her family lives.

Thankfully, Ronald McDonald House Hobart were able to provide a room for her family where they can be close to the hospital and each other throughout Daisy’s treatment.

“Ronald McDonald House is a refuge that takes away any need to make decisions about accommodation, parking, laundry, and food, so we can have a safe nurturing environment whilst navigating sickness.“ 

-Daisy's mum, Jackie

Our Impact

144 the average nightly guests staying at Ronald McDonald House.

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1,756 families stayed at our Houses in 2021. (1,657 new, 99 returning).
6,466 Family Room Visits.
52,812 Nights of Accomodation provided to families. 
11 nights average length of stay.
557 Nights (and counting) is the longest stay at RMH. 

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