As long-time supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) New Zealand, we are proud to be able to provide families in their care, with a little extra comfort at night. Since 2015, we have been donating Sealy beds to RMHC facilities around the country. RMHC provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families, so they can support their children undergoing hospital treatment.
This year, we have just donated beds to RMHC Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill to ensure they have plenty of comfortable and supportive beds for families during their stay; and have also donated a number of beds to RMHC Fiji.
We have much admiration for the important work RMHC does in supporting more than 3,600 families each year. 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 Sealy beds delivered each year help provide families with that much-needed relief for a comfortable night's sleep, during a very stressful situation. “We want families to feel well-rested during their time with us, as we know this will help them focus on supporting their child through medical treatments” Wayne explains. “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, so they can recharge for another day,” Alistair shares.
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 provide support to RMHC, which goes beyond supplying just bedding needs. Our team are involved in providing additional support, such as the preparation of lunches for families staying at the House. It’s been an honour to have the opportunity to provide such tangible support, engage with the families and offer our time to the community.
RMHC provide incredible support for families and we look forward to helping them continue to provide this essential service.