House Warmers
Donate NowVolunteer

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Our story: Moonga Family

  In May, they were transferred to Southland Hospital and stayed in the Ronald McDonald Family Room for 50 days as the twins continued to gain weight. The ability to...
Read More

The life-saving power of Friendship

For the first time in his life, Levi has a friend. A best friend. “Levi’s recovery has been slow because he’s never had someone to recover with. But since meeting...
Read More

Poppy’s Story: Connection and Togetherness

Poppy’s favourite thing in the whole world is her twin sister Willow; they’ve got a special bond that is just unexplainable. Our twin girls were born five weeks premature. This...
Read More

Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

Brent Crossan and Michael Sandri have been mates since school, with a love of the outdoors, extreme sports and good food uniting them across the decades. In 2016, Brent’s daughter...
Read More

My Story: Kat and Bodhi Moses

I was very fortunate to be pregnant with my IVF miracle baby. But at 30 weeks I went into spontaneous labour and within two hours my beautiful baby Bodhi was...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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....
Read More




Sign up for our eNewsletter to read inspiring stories from our families and keep up to date with Ronald McDonald House South Island news.

* indicates required