The Nationals Member for Shepparton District, Kim O’Keeffe, joined Victorian Nationals MPs volunteering to serve the evening meal at Ronald McDonald House in North Fitzroy.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia (RMHC) supports 2,000 families in regional Victoria and Tasmania facing serious childhood illnesses, ensuring they can stay together and receive necessary care.
Ms O’Keeffe thanked the staff at RMHC for providing a welcoming and supportive space for families undergoing medical care away from home.
“The facility is truly amazing, providing free accommodation and meals for people who have family with medical treatment in Melbourne. A high majority of those attending the facility are from regional Victoria,” Ms O’Keeffe said.
“The staff are wonderful, and it provides such a special, supportive and peaceful environment.
Families, particularly those who live in regional areas, often must travel far from home to receive the medical care their child needs. RMHC’s Houses provide essential care and support for families, only steps from the hospital. The residence also helps regional women who experience high risk pregnancy.
Volunteering over three hours on Monday, June 19, 2023, Victorian National MPs provided meals at RMHC.