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Room Sponsor Spotlight - Bill and Helen Bishop

With hearts of gold, Drs Bill and Helen Bishop will never admit that they’re doing anything out of the ordinary. They simply believe that if you can help, you should.

And they do. Bill and Helen sponsored A Day at the Polo in conjunction with their Canterbury Equine Clinic partners. They then fostered an incredible partnership with the legendary race horse Spirit Eclipse in 2015, raising over $25,000 for the House.

A tour of the House brought them in to see the special space, and Bill says he still remembers what it was like to step through the doors for the first time. “You get a wonderful vibe from the House – it’s the feeling of unconditional love.”

This helped them understand the amazing way the House was designed, and they decided then and there to sponsor our Laundry. One of the most underrated gems of the House, the Laundry has recently been upgraded to make sure that it is fit for the high number of families that use it on a daily basis. This generous couple knows what a difference it makes to families, to have the facilities available that they need to keep life as normal as possible.

“We know when we give to sponsor the laundry, every dollar will go towards helping the families, directly. It’s the power of people helping people. Our connection to Ronald McDonald House South Island is absolutely priceless.”

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