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New Zealand Family Week

Ronald Mcdonald House And Farmers Are Launching New Zealand Family Week


New Zealand’s family charity, Ronald McDonald House (RMH), is teaming up with Farmers department stores to launch the country’s first Family Week this week. The campaign is a celebration of families and encourages Kiwis to spend quality time together as well as raise awareness for the work RMH does to support Kiwi families.

Family Week coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15, a day in which the international community marks the importance of family but also draws attention to the plight some families face. Family is at the heart of the work RMH does to look after families from all over New Zealand when their child faces a medical crisis. RMH sees first-hand the strength and courage of Kiwi families every day. In 2013, more than 3600 families from all around the country called RMH their home when a child in their family required specialist medical treatment.

For Renee Wright from TVNZ, Family Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of family as well as draw attention to the many families who stay at RMH every year.

“I’m honoured to be an ambassador for Ronald McDonald House and I always find it so humbling to meet the amazing families who call the House their home. I think Family Week is a wonderful way for Kiwis to celebrate their nearest and dearest but also help Ronald McDonald House continue to take care of New Zealand’s families. I encourage everyone to get behind such a great initiative,” says Wright.

RMH not only provides accommodation, but also a wider support programme that seeks to alleviate the financial, emotional and practical burdens that our families may face during what is already a highly stressful time.

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