Imagine living in regional WA and at a moment’s notice you have to relocate your life to a city hundreds, perhaps thousands of kilometres away from your family, friends and your entire support network. Add to that, your child has been diagnosed with a serious or life threatening illness and you're not sure how long you'll be away for. In a city hours from home, where you know no one, where do you turn to for a place to stay, not only for yourself, but for your entire family? Your income has been put on hold but you still have bills to pay. As a parent, you need to provide for your family and support them through the rollercoaster journey of childhood illness.
That’s where Ronald McDonald House steps in, and why Howie is supporting this wonderful and important cause. Free accommodation is provided to families when they have to travel far from home to obtain specialist medical care for their sick child. Though there is no place like home, Ronald McDonald House Perth strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the whole family can stay and thrive together for the duration of their child’s treatment.
Want to assist this great endeavour and see Howie try valiantly to keep a Witchetty Grub down? Donate to Howie and Ronald McDonald House/CRC and if he receives the greatest donations, Howie is the one who must complete the dare (and apparently he says it wouldn’t worry him! Now who would like to test that theory?!).
Money donated to each person will be divided 50/50 and shared between their chosen charity and the Dumbleyung CRC (to help the CRC be more sustainable, given the proposed funding cuts to be implemented mid next year).
You can donate as little or as much as you like via these three methods,
CASH – Pop into the CRC or the Kukerin General Store and place your donation into the chosen person’s donation box
EFT – Call the CRC on 9863 4829 and donate over the phone via credit card. We’ll keep a record at time of phone call of who you are donating for. Please note a 2% surcharge applies.
DIRECT DEBIT – Donate online with the following details, BSB 302 162 and Account Number 083 0520. Please reference the name of the person you would like to donate to.
Also apart of MAYyouDARE 2018 is Peter Joyce (chosen charity is the Heart Foundation) and Chloe McDougall (chosen charity is RFDS).