Tamworth’s home away from home now has a little more fun and games on offer for the families and children who stay at Ronald McDonald House, with Council donating two new Tamworth MONOPOLY boards to the service.
Ronald McDonald House Tamworth is one of 18 across Australia, providing seriously ill children and their families with a warm and supportive home whilst they receive hospital treatment. The house, championed by a committed group of generous volunteers and staff, accommodates over 150 families every year.
With some brand-new Tamworth MONOPOLY boards added to the play areas, children and their families at the house will be able to focus on some quality fun with a Tamworth twist.
House Manager Rhiannon Curtis believes it’s donations like this which help to bring excitement and joy to the days when it’s needed most.
“When families find themselves at Ronald McDonald House, it’s often very emotional and sometimes overwhelming. Having the resources to keep kids, and their families smiling is an important step to make their stay a little easier,” Ms Curtis said.
“As a regional house, we’re quite excited to accept the Tamworth MONOPOLY boards. We think it will be particularly special and unique addition to our games rooms; they definitely help to put a Tamworth stamp on our house”.
Council’s Director, Growth and Prosperity, Jacqueline O’Neill said since opening in 2008, the house has proved indispensable to the region.
“Ronald McDonald House hosts families from across the Tamworth region and much further afield in the times when being with family is what matters most,” Ms O’Neill said.
“The team at Ronald McDonald House work hard to provide a welcoming and comfortable experience for their visitors, and even small donations and support like our Tamworth MONOPOLY boards go much further than many realise.”
Members of the Tamworth community are encouraged to reach out and donate to Ronald McDonald House through their website here RMHC houses | Tamworth.