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Drive for Good

To celebrate turning 100, Archibalds are generously giving away $100,000 to charities. We are incredibly humbled to be chosen as one of 10 Canterbury charities in the running to receive...
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Room Sponsor Spotlight

Pantry stocker-uppers, Family Dinner Programme cooks, bookshelf fillers, Christchurch Supper Club venue hosts and table buyers, Host-a-Roasters, Room 7 Sponsors… our friends at Casa Construction wear a fair amount of...
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Fundraiser a cut above

In 2005, Lisa Deer underwent surgery for a brain tumour. Thirteen years on, the Blenheim beauty therapist has bravely lobbed off 21 inches of her hair to raise money for...
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What’s Going on Down South

There’s a room in the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland hospital that has a special place in the McRae family’s hearts. Room 3 is now known as ‘Henry’s Room’ after...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Every Wednesday for the last five years, our Christchurch facility has welcomed volunteer house handymen David, Gus and Neil – or as they’re more commonly known, ‘The Three Musketeers’. The...
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Teenage Tenacity

“It was a Wednesday.” Jaffar Nuru, 17, vividly remembers the February day he went for an MRI scan at Christchurch hospital, thinking he would be back home – on the...
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Our new Events Superstar, Jodie Gill

Here at Ronald McDonald House South Island, we are thrilled to introduce Jodie Gill as our new Events and Fundraising Advisor. Coming to us from NZME with a wealth of...
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NZ Lottery Grants Board

The NZ Lottery Grants Board are true House Heroes, providing Ronald McDonald House South Island $40,000 in funding towards operating costs for the Christchurch House and Ronald McDonald Family Room,...
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New parents’ proposal joy

When Queenstown’s Blair Wilson got down on one knee in Room 15 of our Christchurch House, his partner Nina Boyes’ answer was easy – an overwhelming yes, amongst a few...
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Room Sponsor Spotlight

A passion for giving back to their community was the driving force behind a group of teenagers’ decision to sponsor a room at our Christchurch House. Papanui High School are...
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