First National Real Estate has confirmed its sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 2018 Ride for Sick Kids in Northern New South Wales as part of its overall national community support programme.
The ride fundraises in support of Ronald McDonald Houses in Newcastle and Tamworth, Family Rooms in the John Hunter Children’s Hospital and Gosford Hospitals, plus the charity’s Forster Family Retreat and Ronald McDonald Learning Program.
‘First National Real Estate is proud to have contributed more than $300,000 to the Ride for Sick Kids nationally over the past four years, and we’re delighted to continue this support’ said First National Real Estate Yamba principal David Lovell.
‘Our NSW members are rallying behind the 2018 ride and looking forward to building upon community awareness of this vital programme that supports kids and their families during the most difficult of health challenges’.
Yamba agent Richard Hunt will be tackling the route which starts in Grafton on Tuesday 11 September before traveling to Coffs Harbour, then Foster/Tuncurry and Nelson Bay before finishing in Newcastle on Saturday 15 September.
Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support services to seriously ill children and their families nationally. Its services lift the burden of accommodation costs from families when they most need to provide their children with love and support.
‘When children are seriously ill and need medical care a long way from home, regional families can struggle with access to long-term accommodation and its costs’ said David Lovell.
‘By sponsoring the Ride for Sick Kids and helping raise awareness of the excellent work done by Ronald McDonald House, we’re helping secure this important accommodation resource’.