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Halloween Hits Ronald McDonald House South Island

One heck of a spoooooky and creative meal! Brain bhaji, vampire burgers, mummy hotdogs, spooky pumpkin donuts, ghostly mini cakes, and ‘dirt and worms’ were all on the menu for...
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Welcome to our Home: The Kitchen

If you’ve ever walked into the Christchurch House early in the morning and been met by the homely smell of carrot cake, cheese puffs, or muffins then you’ve probably encountered...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Ineson

  I was in a ‘frock shop’ one day when I overheard a conversation. The two women were talking about Ronald McDonald House, which had opened here in Christchurch. It...
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Our safe place, our home, our story.

In late  August last year Lachie was sick…again. He’d had a fever every month since March, but with no other symptoms we were told to let him rest and he...
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Self Care for Families

Sarah McGuinness is a ‘guru’ of self care in New Zealand. With degrees in psychology and communications, Sarah guides people of all ages to be happier, healthier versions of themselves....
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Southland Family Room Turns 5

December 12, 2018 marked five years since the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was opened – the world’s most southern Ronald McDonald House facility. Since the Family Room’s doors...
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Very precious cargo

Very precious cargo When Timaru parents Kendall and Joshua MacDonald found out they would have to stay at our Christchurch House, they were apprehensive. Unsurprisingly so – their little family...
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Our team and NICU workers

Social workers based at Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit play a very special role in caring for families and their precious little ones. Chrissy, Claudine and Margaret are...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Karen

Every Wednesday for the last three years Karen has volunteered at our Christchurch House, typically found with a vacuum cleaner in hand and a smile on her face. After a...
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Silver Linings, Autumn 2019 is here!

Check out the stories of the quadruplets that took the nation by storm and started their journey with us, the incredible Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Social Workers who accompany so...
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