Jo and Augie Stockings

The Great Kindness Challenge

Support Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney!

RMHC Sydney supports seriously ill children and their families undergoing treatment in hospital.  Our services provide a home away from home for families in difficult times.

I have taken the mission to be a kindness superhero during the month of April and I need your support!  RMHC Sydney has a goal of raising 240 nights of accommodation for the families they serve.  It costs RMHC Sydney $160 per night to provide a room for a family, and with your support we will be able to keep this service running.

Aside from the House in Randwick, RMHC Sydney has Family Rooms in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital, and Wollongong Hospital.  These rooms give families a place to come and rest during their long days at the hospital.

Your funds will directly help families to find accommodation during their time of need.

Thank you for your support!

we did it

We have completed our 30 days of kindness and seen such goodness in the world in kindness paid forward, returned, and the amazing donations and messages we have recieived.

We have raised nearly $1400, it would be great to get to $1600, as this would mean we paid for 10 nights for a fmaily to stay at RMH.

Here is a list of all our kindness acts

Day 1- thank-you note for school teacherd
Day 2- Thank-you chocolates for daycare
Day 3- some pictures and teddies to brighten the neighbours walks
Day 4- notes for neighbours to help with shopping
Day 5- paying for someone's coffee
Day 6 - Augie set the table for Wes, i made a noteand chocolate for a colleague
Day 7 - I gave Wes the night off cleaning up and Augie gave Ellis a hug and said "I love you"
Day 8 - A letter for grandma and grandpa
Day 9 - Augie drew a picture for Wes and i gave some Easter eggs to some amazing nurses
Day 10 - We made cakes for Nannie and Papa
Day 11 - sending video message to a friend in isolation
Day 12 - Augie picked flowers for daddy, Jo gave Kindness to Augie (he didn't have to tidy up all day!)
Day 13 - Foot path art for all the people who walk past
Day - 14 - we sat outside and said hello, have a nice day to everyone who walked past
Day15 - Sending messages to friends, we haven't seen in a while
Day 16 - Donated to red kite
Day 17 - Coffee for a colleague
Day 18 - Left letters for our neighbours
Day 19 - Made play doh for friends
Day 20 - Augie gave one of his toys to Ellis (unprompted act of Kindness)
Day 21 - Thank-you Postie
Day 22 - Thank-you to the grocery store workers
Day 23 - sent virtual flowers to a friend having a tough day
Day 24 - Augie cleaned up after dinner and picked flowers for Mummy and Daddy
Day 25 - Cleaned out cupboards for clothes and toys to donate to charity
Day 26 - Sent a letter to cousins
Day 27 - Paid a kindness forward and sent vouchers to family and RMH Newcastle
Day 28 - Made Thank-you's for everyone who donated to us
Day 29 - Made cake for daddy and cupcakes for friends
Day 30 - paid forward some free coffees to colleagues

Augie's favourite was making thank-yous for everyone. Jo's favourite was paying forward the vouchers to families at RMH.

Thank-you to everyone who donated to us, Augie has decided we will do this again next year!

10 days of Kindness

We have done 10 days of kindness so far, some days bigger than others.

My favourite was paying for stranger's coffee, because it started a chain reaction of other customers paying for the next person's coffee. Augie says his favourite was making cakes for Nannie and Papa (there was chocolate and sprinkles involved).

I have added photos of some of the acts in the gallery, here is a list of our days so far

Day 1- thank-you note for school teacherd
Day 2- Thank-you chocolates for daycare
Day 3- some pictures and teddies to brighten the neighbours walks
Day 4- notes for neighbours to help with shopping
Day 5- paying for someone's coffee
Day 6 - Augie set the table for Wes, i made a noteand chocolate for a colleague
Day 7 - I gave Wes the night off cleaning up and Augie gave Ellis a hug and said "I love you"
Day 8 - A letter for grandma and grandpa
Day 9 - Augie drew a picture for Wes and i gave some Easter eggs to some amazing nurses
Day 10 - We made cakes for Nannie and Papa

We have been so grateful for all the donations, Thank you everyone! Please if anyone has any kindness challenges for us let us know!

Jo and Augie

I'm fundraising for...

When our first son, Hugo,was in ICU  at Sydney Children's hospital Wes and I were lucky enough to stay at Ronald McDonald  House in Randwick. 

 

Staying there meant we could spend all our time with Hugo, making memories. It meant we didn't have to stress about money,  getting to and from hospital, and we had a quiet place to go to at the end of the day.

 

We are so grateful for our time staying at Ronald McDonald house. Augie and I are doing the kindness challenge to ensure many more families can stay together throughout illness.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$332.80

Margritha Raxworthy

So proud of Augie and Jo for doing this wonderful initiative. I hope the money comes in handy for families who need it.

$166.40

Elaine And Ian Stockings

In memory of beautiful Hugo, to support the wonderful charity, RMH, and the work of Jo and Augie.

$104

Allison Fraser Dunlop

Congratulations Jo and Angie! Well done! What a special thing to do at this time xx

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The Netheringtons

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Stephen And Jane Barnett

Great idea Jo and Augie!!! I am sure you two will make a big difference to lots of people 💕💙

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Bob And Chris

So excited to see what you guys accomplished and it made the last month a lot brighter

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Emma & Dom

You two are amazing <3

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Kelly Adams

Well done Jo and Augie, you are an inspiration to us all - love Kelly and family xxx

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Meg Stockings

Your kindness is beautiful and so insipirational. Much love!!

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Mary Monaghan

Well done Jo and Augie what a beautiful way to raise money for a great charity.

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Jan Owens

Love your work guys! Love Jan, Mick and Toby

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Joanna Stockings

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Andrew & Bridget O’connor

Great work Jo & Augie!

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Zoe & Stella Fullerton

Great work Augie! What a beautiful way to honour your big brother xx

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Sashimi

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Amy Hebblewhite

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Shannon And Abs

Loving the stories you are sharing! Hugo has left such a legacy and is still bringing joy to our lives through your acts of kindness- very much needed in these times 💜

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Margaret Day

Good on you Augie and Jo. Love, John and Marg

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Elaine Stockings

Congratulations on a wonderful cause!

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Mark & Marlene Hillier

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Jane-louise Thompson

Hi Augie & Jo! You are doing such a wonderful job and I loved you message yesterday. Congratulations xx

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Luisa Finau

What a beautiful idea. Go Augie!

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Janine Casey

Happy to support such an amazing charity! Good work Jo and Angie! Xx

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Kristen Munro

Hi Jo and August! Great idea and RMH is awesome!

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Anonymous

You are inspirational Stockings’s! Sending lots of love x

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Charlotte And Sienna Taylor

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Keali Russell

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The Hamiltons

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Walter

We will join you in achieving as many acts of kindness for the month of April also. I often think of your beautiful Hugo Jo. Much love, Lee and family xx

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Anonymous

Love you guys, you make me so proud