As supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) New Zealand, we are proud to help give Kiwi families a little extra comfort when they need it the most. Since 2015, we have been donating Sealy beds to RMHC facilities around the country as part of their ongoing commitment to providing a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families as they support their children through hospital care. And that relationship will continue through 2021 as we look to provide RMHC with all of their bedding needs.
We have much admiration for the important work RMHC New Zealand does each year in supporting more than 3,600 families through their child’s medical journey. The Houses offer practical support and provide safe, comfortable spaces for families to relax and recharge during a very difficult time.
RMHC New Zealand CEO Wayne Howett says the new Sealy beds delivered each year help provide families with that much-needed relief in a stressful situation.
“We want families to feel well-rested during their time with us at Ronald McDonald House®, as we know that will help them to better focus on supporting their child through medical treatments” he says.
“Sealy’s ongoing generosity in providing comfortable beds goes a long way in helping us give each family the best possible care while they’re staying with us. We really appreciate that support.”
GM Development & Engagement Alistair Kirk says RMHC is built on the simple idea that families should be able to focus solely on the health of their child and not worry about where they’re going to sleep each night.
“Thanks to our relationship with Sealy, our RMHC families always have a safe, healthy and comfortable sleeping environment in which to recharge for another day,” she says.
The Lee family from Fielding is one of those families who know just how important a restful sleep in a stressful situation can be, having stayed at a Ronald McDonald House while their child was in hospital.
“We love the spacious rooms and the comfy beds. The room is the perfect place to spend some private family time together.”
At Sealy NZ, we feel privileged to continue this relationship with RMHC, which doesn’t stop at providing the charity with its bedding needs. Our team has also been involved in additional support at the Houses, including preparing lunches for affected families. It’s been an honour to have the opportunity to provide such tangible support, engage with families, and give something back to the community.
We have seen the incredible work RMHC do for Kiwi families and we look forward to helping them continue providing such an important service.