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SBS Bank Announces Sponsorship Of Ronald Mcdonald House


SBS Bank Announces Sponsorship Of Ronald Mcdonald House
South Island

Christchurch (August 14, 2012): Families staying at Ronald McDonald House South Island will directly benefit from a significant donation from SBS Bank.

The donation will be used to sponsor one of the House’s 27 bedrooms over the next three years, helping to provide accommodation and support to the hundreds of families who walk through the doors every year.

“The House receives no direct Government funding, and we are largely reliant on public donations, grants and corporate sponsorship to keep our doors open,” said General Manager Emma Jones.

“SBS Bank’s generous donation will go a long way towards helping to underwrite the cost of annual operating expenses, and we are particularly grateful for such overwhelming support.”

SBS Bank Area Manager Canterbury Matthew Mark said the business was proud to support such a worthwhile charity.

“The team at Ronald McDonald House South Island do an amazing job providing support, comfort and care to children and families going through challenging times. At SBS Bank we’re really excited to be able to make a real difference in the lives of these children and their families, who in turn make up our communities.”

Mr Mark said all Christchurch-based SBS Bank retail staff would be involved in co-ordinated volunteer days allowing staff to make a practical difference in their communities.

“The Room sponsorship is very much in line with the ethos of SBS Bank. We’re passionate and committed to making our communities prosperous and often this is much more than just sponsoring worthy events and causes. It’s about rolling up our sleeves and really getting involved.”

About Ronald Mcdonald House South Island
Ronald McDonald House South Island provides free accommodation and support for families who must leave their community and travel to Christchurch for their child’s hospital treatment. For some families it is just an overnight stay, while for others the House becomes a ‘home away from home’ for many months and frequent visits.

Families travel with their children to Christchurch for conditions that cannot be treated in their own local hospitals, including surgery, cancer, antenatal and neonatal care, investigative treatment or in the case of serious injuries.

Since opening in 2003, Ronald McDonald House South Island has provided more than 80,000 nights of accommodation to nearly 2,500 families from all over the South Island and lower North Island.

For more information, please visit www.rmhsi.org.nz

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