How you can make a difference

Leaving a ‘Legacy of Love’ to support sick children and their families takes a special commitment where you can leave a lasting impact and make a difference in the lives of kids, families and the community.

When you leave a gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney in your will, you are leaving a legacy of love and hope for the sick children and families staying at the House or using our Family Rooms.

By joining this special group of supporters, you are lighting a better future for our sick children and families by making sure they are taken care of while they go through the fight of their lives.



You can learn more by downloading our Bequest Brochure here.

Why leaving a Legacy of Love means so much more?

Your gift in your will provides much more than just a place to sleep.

Your gift will provide holistic support to families throughout their child’s recovery with illness or injury. We are there for families to keep them connected and focus on the child’s recovery through the House and our Family Rooms.

Your gift will continue to support families in between and after hospital stays such as our Learning Program.

Join our family and leave a Legacy of Love in your will so that we can continue to keep families close when they are facing the most difficult time of their lives.  


By leaving a Legacy of Love, your support will:

Ensure sick children experience an improved clinical journey as a result of physical and emotional proximity to the family. Our programs enable a family-centred approach to caring for sick children from the time they are in hospital to transitioning back to school and everyday life.

Make sure parents and family members feel better connected and less stressed, improving their capacity to focus on supporting their child through treatment.

Help hospitals experience a reduced mental load and save on resources. Our program has become a vital part of the hospital infrastructure. Hospital staff can discharge patients to a nearby location and are therefore able to serve more people. Hospital staff also experience reduced mental load and are better able to focus on clinical outcomes when families are well rested and less stressed.

Ensure the education system avoids some of the costs associated with students who miss significant periods of school. Our Learning Program helps government and schools avoid the cost of students repeating school, and avoid the lifetime costs associated with students not completing school.

RMHC Sydney has the trust and goodwill of the community, which are essential for sustainable operations. RMHC has been consistently rated as one of the most trusted charities in Australia.

We are able to have volunteers and tutors able to assist in the delivery of our Programs. Their work primarily benefits families, but also provides the volunteers and tutors themselves with a sense of purpose and job satisfaction



How can I leave a gift in my will?

If you have a will already, then all you need to do to join our family and leave a Legacy of Love is to add a codicil, which is a short legal amendment to your existing will.

If you do not have a will, then the first thing you need to do is get some legal advice to create one. Your Solicitor or the Public Trustee can help with this.

To learn more about the easiest ways to leave Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney in your will, simply download our Bequest Brochure and you will find these options listed on page 7.



Supporting our families

One of the best things you can do to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families who stay at the House or use our Family Rooms is to leave a ‘Legacy of Love’ in your will to Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney.

Bequests help us plan with confidence to reach our long term goals. This means we can invest in the most effective ways to turn fear and pain into joy, laughter and hope for our sick children and their families.

Your 'Legacy of Love' will make such a big difference to sick children and their families.

If you are thinking of helping us in this way, we would love to chat to you and see how we can make the process much simpler.

Please contact Rob Novotny, Head of Marketing and Fundraising at to find out more about leaving a Legacy of Love.
All information discussed will be in the strictest of confidence.