Keeping Families Close

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, it can have a devastating impact on families.  You can help keep families close by their sick or injured child. 

Keeping families together and near the care and resources they need.

We're helping families from across Northern NSW by reducing the impact of their child's serious illness or injury.


Ronald McDonald House Newcastle & Tamworth
Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Ronald McDonald Learning Program 

How you can get involved

There are many ways you can make a difference.

Donate now, create your own fundraising event or support an existing activity, request donations instead of gifts for your special celebrations, or leave a tribute to a loved one.

Get Active

Join an existing event or create your own challenge

Raise Funds at Work

Get your whole workplace involved!

Raise Funds at School

Bake stalls and more!

Donate your Birthday

Give your celebration meaning by supporting those in need

Donate your Wedding

Give your celebration meaning by supporting those in need

In Memory

Honour their Memory

Fundraise your
own Way

Movie night with family and friends

What's on

Poppy's Story

Poppy is a little girl with a whole lot of fight.

Poppy’s mum and dad, Casey and Murray, received the devastating news that their six-year-old daughter had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

Within two hours, Poppy and her mother were on a flight from their home in Glen Innes to travel 450km to see their nearest children’s oncologist in Newcastle.

Poppy’s treatment started immediately.

Read more

Our Impact


students supported by the NORTHERN NSW Learning Program Team


families stayed at Ronald McDonald House Newcastle & Tamworth


families were supported in the Ronald McDoanld Family Rooms in Gosford & Newcastle


of nights at Ronal McDonald House were used by families staying more than 90 Days


Families took time out to relax & reconnect at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster


Beds Filled by families with a sick or injured child

Thanks to our Supporters

Read some of the amazing and inspiring stories of the community who support Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW and keeping families together. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW relies on the community’s generosity to support families with sick or injured children. Thank you to everyone who has helped keep families close.

  • Midori Cunningham just donated $20
  • JAMES KERLEY just donated $140.40
  • Sparke Helmore just donated $989.10
  • Ross Hughes just donated $515
  • Badger Australia just donated $418.60
  • Anonymous just donated $25
  • Margaret just donated $50
  • Donna just donated $3,715
  • Stewart Family just donated $50
  • Leica just donated $20.80
  • Nichole Lenton just donated $32
  • Jack Atkinson just donated $20.80
  • Hayley Wells just donated $42.50
  • Sufficient Funds just donated $208
  • Millard Family just donated $52
  • Timothy Moss just donated $140.40
  • Nowra PSG just donated $250
  • Pacific Smiles Dental Greenhills just donated $230
  • Pacific Smiles Forster just donated $86
  • M Foo just donated $250