About the event
What is CEO Walk In My Shoes?
An exclusive opportunity for 15 CEOs, Senior Managers and Board Members where 15 participants will experience a day in the life of a family who stays at RMHC Sydney as well as gain some insights into the breadth of their service. to experience a day in the life of a family who stays at the House.
When is CEO Walk In My Shoes happening?
The experience will take place between Thursday 25 & Friday 26 February 2021.
How do I sign up?
All you need to do is go to the top of the page and click Sign Up.
Is there a cost to sign up?
There is a minimum requirement to raise $1500 to participate. When you go through the registration process, you will see this will be your minimum fundraising target. You can set your own target, as long as it is above $1500.
Where will I be staying?
All participants will be staying in their own private room at Sydney Lodges in Randwick, which is a short walk to the House. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you specific details of your Hotel. We have chosen Sydney Lodges as they often accommodate the families when we are at capacity and this will give you the most authentic experience.
What will I need to bring?
Any clothes or toiletries that you will require for an overnight experience. Please ensure any medication you require is also packed. All food during the experience will be provided. Bring an open mind and an open heart.
Can I come for just part of the experience?
All participants are required for the duration of the whole experience. This is to ensure you gain a full understanding of what it would be like for a family that is staying with us.
I’m not the greatest cook, what will we be cooking?
We will create a menu that we know the families will enjoy and will also buy everything that is required. A staff member will be present to guide you through the experience and there is a way for everyone to get involved, no matter your skills.
Can you cater for my dietary requirements?
We certainly can! Just let us know when booking.
Will the experience be COVID safe?
The safety of you, our families, volunteers and staff are always front of mind. We are constantly updating our procedures to ensure we are keeping everyone appropriately social distanced and safe. We will also screen all participants in relation to COVID hotspots and will be taking temperatures when you arrive at the House each day. Any participants that are feeling unwell should postpone their experience.
What is the dress code?
Smart casual. You will be on your feet while cooking and will be walking up to the hospital so comfortable footwear is recommended.
What can I expect to be faced with when at the House?
Our House is the families’ home. It is a place of comfort and happiness. Whilst we do experience our fair share of sad stories, the celebrations and goods stories are definitely more common. You may meet children who are currently being treated for conditions such as cancer, cerebral palsy and accidents. Many of the children have illnesses that you cannot see. If at any time the experience becomes too overwhelming, we will have staff members that can talk this through with you. You will participate in a debrief session during your experience.
What if I don’t reach my minimum $1500 target?
You will! We will be in touch along the way and give you lots of tips to help you achieve your goal.
What if I can’t make it on the day?
Please email us as early as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to make it.
Sponsoring & Donating
How do my friends and family sponsor me?
Your fundraising page is your best friend! Supporters can sponsor and donate to you directly through your fundraising page. This will be set up as soon as you sign up.
Where does the money raised go to?
All funds raised will go directly to supporting seriously ill children and their families using Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney services.
Can I start a team with my friends, family or colleagues?
This is an individual fundraising campaign, so on this occasion you are unable to create a team. You can however get your friends, family and colleagues to support you by donating directly to your fundraising page.
How can I keep my sponsors up to date?
There are a few helpful ways to keep your sponsors up to date.
Your fundraising blog. You can find it on “My Page” on your fundraising hub. Post all your updates here and invite your friends and family to your page for regular updates.
Send them emails straight from your fundraising page! On your fundraising hub on “My Dashboard” you will find “Get Support”. Here you are able to send emails to your contacts as well as share your page directly to your socials!
Don’t forget to use our hashtag #ceowalkinmyshoes
How can I use social media to promote my Home For Dinner?
Easy just use #ceowalkinmyshoes and tag us @rmhcsydney on Facebook and @rmhc_sydney on Instagram.
I have another question which isn’t on the FAQs
Please get in touch with us via email@example.com and we will be happy to answer your question.