UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market. Established in 1991, our success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors. http://www.uxceclipse.co.nz
Direct Security Services
Direct Security Services is a 100% NZ owned business that provides security with a difference. We ensure our customers feel safe and secure and admire Ronald McDonald house for doing the same for Kiwi kids and their families. http://www.directsecurity.co.nz
Abano Healthcare Group
Abano Healthcare Group is a leading investor in, and operator of, healthcare and medical services businesses. With a long term Co-Invest and Build business model, Abano has proven and profitable growth businesses in Audiology, Dental, Diagnostics and Rehabilitation. http://www.abanohealthcare.co.nz
Amcor is proud to support RMHA and the work they do in helping families in need. Our contribution forms part of our commitment to act responsibly for our environment and our community. http://www.amcor.com/
ASB has been part of our family since 2006. Hundreds of ASB staff have voluntarily cooked dinners for families and supported our annual street appeal, reinforcing their commitment to the community. A lasting legacy in our House is the cheery ASB kitchen which forms the heart of our home. http://www.asb.co.nz
Cerebos Foodservice NZ
Cerebos Foodservice is one of the most recent members to join our Business Club and we are now able to offer our families quality hot beverages at the push of a button – just what families need when they take a break from the hospital. http://www.cerebosfoodservice.co.nz
It was a logical step for us to support this great children’s charity. Our staff also love to help out. Plus, our self contained suites are ideal for long stay families and we are very close to Starship. http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/citylife-auckland
Michael Cullen from Ecolab visited RMHA recently and agreed to step in and help us organise our cleaning and sanitation products for the House. This makes an enormous difference to us when we are usually at 100% capacity. http://www.ecolab.com
Ernst & Young
Through the Ernst & Young Foundation we aim to make a difference in the communities in which we live & work. We’re proud to support RMH through in-kind services, so they can continue to support families caring for children with life-threatening illness. http://www.ey.com/NZ/EN/Home
Feltex Carpets came onboard with the Business Club in 2007; through volunteering, the staff have experienced first-hand how the House shelters and supports its families. http://www.feltex.co.nz
G.J. Gardner Homes
G.J. Gardner Homes is proud to be a member of the Business Club and see it as a natural extension of their own philosophy of making great homes for kiwi families by helping families from all over NZ stay together during tough times. http://www.gjgardner.co.nz
Henry Schein Shalfoon
Henry Schein Cares, our global social responsibility programme, seeks to narrow the disparity in the delivery of healthcare services and information to underserved communities in New Zealand and abroad. http://www.henryscheinshalfoon.co.nz
We look forward to contributing to Ronald McDonald House Auckland, not only financially, but also through providing our cereal, and by providing volunteer assistance in the kitchen. http://www.hubbards.co.nz
Kelly Tarlton’s is committed to supporting New Zealand charities and as a family-focused aquarium business, we are particularly committed to supporting child health organisations. As such we commit to sponsorships and donations to a value of over $70,000 per year. http://kellytarltons.co.nz
In partnership with parents, we are dedicated to developing each child’s full potential by providing outstanding early childhood care and education. http://www.kindercare.co.nz/
Paramount Cleaning Service
By supporting Ronald McDonald House Auckland we know that at some time a member of the extended ‘Paramount Family’ will be the recipient of the amazing care and facilities of RMHA. http://www.service-is-paramount.co.nz/
Apart from pledging us their financial support they certainly help our families who need a well-deserved break by donating passes for a day of fun, making family memories to treasure. http://www.rainbowsend.co.nz
Ray White is proud to be associated with RMHA. We’re about finding Kiwi families the right house, so we’re thrilled to be able to help families when they need a ‘home away from home’ in Auckland. http://www.raywhite.co.nz
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Auckland
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Auckland have helped us sell hundreds of charity cook books to their very generous clients and they’ve also donated (via Lumley Insurance) much needed umbrellas. http://www.rothbury.co.nz
Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd is delighted to support Ronald McDonald House Auckland and the hundreds of families needing their assistance each year. http://www.wastemanagement.co.nz/
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Morris Foster and his ten year old daughter Taylor from Palmerston North have been through an amazing medical journey together. Taylor’s life-saving kidney transplant in June this year came from her Dad Morris, and he has been living with her at Ronald McDonald House Auckland for her recovery period, as well as the months of tests preceding.
Ronald McDonald House Auckland has been, in Morris’s words “a home away from home” for them for a significant chapter in their lives. Morris says with heartfelt gravitas “I just cannot imagine what we would have done without this place. I don’t know how anyone would do it”.
As well as the support which removes the financial burden of accommodation costs, the little things have made a difference to their journey. Outings mean a treat for Taylor and her Dad. It means a break from the hospital site which is rejuvenating. So when City Life gifted them along with Taylors best friend in the House Jamie (who is awaiting a kidney transplant herself) and Jamie’s mother, a night out with dinner first and then to see the musical Mary Poppins, they were absolutely thrilled!
And the experience completely lived up to their anticipation as Morris explains: “It was just awesome, such a good time. The girls are still buzzing today. The show was so well done and the dinner was really nice.”
Young Taylor was so excited about her huge bowl of spaghetti for dinner and then topped off with her ice cream
which was bought to her in a glass she could eat made out of ice!
Ronald McDonald House Auckland’s Chief Executive Officer Wayne Howett shared a few words:
“Being able to put aside their worries for a few hours and simply have fun can mean the world to our families.
Thanks to City Life and the wonderful evening they organised, Morris and Taylor as well as the other RMHA families
were able to do just that.
Here at Ronald McDonald House Auckland, we provide families with more than just a place to sleep and despite
the challenges our families maybe facing, with the support of our friends like City Life Hotel, together we can
provide our families with memorable moments that stay with them long after they have left House.”