2CC raises $44k in 12 hours for Ronald McDonald House

Staff Writer

In a busy 12 hour day of fundraising yesterday, Canberra’s 2CC Ronald McDonald House radiothon raised $43,838.45 in cash and services for the house at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

The appeal pulled a range of donors from listeners and local identities to businesses and the ACT Government, exceeding all expectations.

“The generosity of Canberran’s in supporting the staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House is inspirational,” said 2CC General Manager Michael Jones. “As a parent myself, the importance of RMHC to families in our region cannot be understated.”

Michelle McCormack, Executive Officer for the House, was again amazed by the generosity of the local community and is hopeful of the impact that will follow.

“People understand what the House is about and how vital it is, especially what is provides to families who are experiencing something they hadn’t thought would ever happen to them.”

Ronald McDonald House is home-away-from-home for many local families with sick children. Opening at the Canberra Hospital in 2012, the facility has 11 rooms with en-suites, kitchen, lounge, dining, playroom and laundry services, providing across-the-board care for minors.

Tax-deductible donations are still being accepted for the appeal via the 2CC website.

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