Keeping Families Close

The close friendship between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney continues into 2019, as the charity looks to support more than 1,300 families over the next 12 months.

By giving their time to visit Ronald McDonald House Westmead this January to host a school holiday clinic, Wanderers staff and players helped give seriously ill children and their siblings a chance to have fun, get active and create new memories with their families, even when they’re far from home.

Just this week, they also stepped into the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Westmead to cook and serve a Meals from the Heart dinner. For families who have spent a long day on the hospital ward with their seriously ill child, returning in the evening to a healthy, home-cooked meal is a gift. For worried parents, it takes away the burden of trying to find the time, energy, and money to prepare a meal during some of the toughest times any family could face.

As a charitable organisation, RMHC Greater Western Sydney simply wouldn’t exist without the support of the community. The ongoing partnership between the Western Sydney Wanderers and this important charity helps spread the word, and keep the doors open for families from across Australia.

By acknowledging RMHC Greater Western Sydney at Saturday's match against the Mariners, and including families from Ronald McDonald House Westmead as part of the game day experience, the Wanderers really are #KeepingFamiliesClose.

From the 60 families who will sleep under its roof on Saturday night, and every family who will be supported by RMHC Greater Western Sydney: Thank you.