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Refurbishment Project 2021

The refurbishment of bedrooms and communal areas is underway at Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch

We’re excited to let you know we are undergoing a major refurbishment project at Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch, which involves every bedroom and many of the communal areas undergoing a complete make-over. We have been working on the preparation for this project as part of our strategic plan since 2019 and is no mean feat, the work will take six months to complete, with an expected finish date of late December. 2021.

The refurbishment will involve:

  • 27 family bedrooms (and bathrooms) and the volunteer bedroom
  • The lounge, dining area and kitchen in the Annex building
  • Corridors on all floors
  • Adults Lounge
  • Teenagers Room
  • Education Room
  • Back of house offices
  • Front of house reception and a new welcome lounge for families

During this time we are working with a limited room inventory, however this does not mean that we deny eligible families the opportunity to stay with us. We work with offsite accommodation providers to accommodate families and as soon as we have a room available we welcome these family’s into Ronald McDonald House. Any families who are staying offsite receive support from our team and are welcome to enjoy the communal lounge, kitchen, dining and Family Dinner Programme at Ronald McDonald House – just as we do when the House is full during normal operating conditions.

We are really looking forward to welcoming families into the newly refurbished House and to make their stay with us even more comfortable. We know that having an ill child is stressful and while parents are focused on the medical needs of their children, our facilities aim to alleviate emotional, practical and financial stress for families. With the stressors of everyday life removed, families can simply concentrate on what matters most – helping their children heal.

The total cost of this project is $1.4 million, and our thanks go to these companies for working on this project with us:



If you would like to make a donation to the Refurbishment Project, please use the link below.

We are not currently in need of any fixtures of fittings, please contact our team for more details.

Refurbishment Project: one-off donation



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