My Heroes Round: Ronald McDonald House Westmead
This Saturday, May 16, the Dyldam Parramatta Eels are putting on a massive day of footy as we celebrate our charity partners and Women in League. The game is a triple-header, with all three grades playing the New Zealand Warriors at home at Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium.
Gates open: 10.30am
NYC kick off: 10.40pm
NSW Cup kick off: 12.40pm
NRL kick off: 3pm
My Heroes Round:
My Heroes round is our chance to salute the incredible work of our three gold charity partners: Careflight, the Children's Hospital at Westmead, and Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
We can't wait to welcome families from all three of our charity partners to enjoy the game, and of course, you can meet and mingle with our gold charity partners at the Stadium and in Parramatta Motor Group TryLine City!
Ronald McDonald House Westmead
Ronald McDonald House at Westmead is a caring home away from home for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
When families have to travel far from home to receive specialised medical care for their sick child, seeking accommodation in an unfamiliar place only adds to their stress and anxiety.
Though there is no place like home, Ronald McDonald House Westmead strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the whole family can stay together for the duration of their child’s treatment.
The Eels visit Ronald McDonald House, Westmead on a regular basis and in July last year, some of the staff and players from the Eels visited the Ronald McDonald House and helped bring in new mattresses for the kids living there.
Erica Fryar, the Community, Culture and Diversity Manager from the Eels, who manages the relationship between the Blue and Gold and it’s charity partners says that it’s great to be able to give back to the community.
“Ronald McDonald House has been one of our charity partners for a long time now, and we thought it would be a really great opportunity to rally all the staff and some players and just come down and give them a hand so it’s been good fun!”
Belinda from Ronald McDonald House said the kids look forward to the Eels boys coming in to visit.
“The kids are always very excited when the boys come to the House, as are the staff, to get you to come in and help,” Belinda said.
Captain of the Dyldam Parramatta Eels, Tim Mannah is an ambassador for Ronald McDonald House, Westmead.