Bring a family together this Christmas
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Christmas is a time for families to be together

But that can be difficult if your child needs hospital treatment. Every day, we provide a home-away-from-home for families with a child in hospital. Your donation helps us keep the lights on and doors open, to bring families together for Christmas

Ronald McDonald House South Island supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home. Every year we provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for more than 1200 families who must travel to Christchurch or Invercargill for their child’s medical treatment.

Families can stay free of charge at the Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch, the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital, or the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Christchurch Hospital. Your donations help to support families with a place to sleep near the hospital, a home-cooked meal and a friendly ear to listen on tough days.

By removing the stressors of everyday life, families can focus on what matters most – their child.

During these uncertain times, when many of our fundraising events are being cancelled, your support is even more vital to help ensure we continue to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families.

Mum Olivia and Hamish from Ashburton, our stars of Christmas, have been staying at Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch while Hamish is receiving treatment.

“Staying at Ronald McDonald House South Island means we have a base while Hamish is receiving treatment in hospital. Somewhere we feel supported and safe. It gives us somewhere quiet and warm where we can rest and catch our breath whenever we need it.”

How you can help

By making a donation to cover the cost of accommodation or pantry items you’ll help us make it an extra special time for families who can’t be at home this year.

Looking for a unique gift idea? You can make a donation on someone else’s behalf and receive a gift recognition certificate in their name to give to them for Christmas. Simply note this in the comments when making your donation and we will be in touch.

Select one of the gifts below to donate $50 to help stock our pantry, $140 for a night of accommodation for a family, $280 for two nights or $1,000 for a whole week. 





Thank you for your support and for giving the gift of togetherness this Christmas.


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