Be a Santa for Sick Kids this Christmas

Gift a night so sick and injured kids can sleep tight

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Pictured: Mackenzie, fighting Leukaemia

This Christmas, YOU can Be a Santa for Sick Kids

For most kids, Christmas is a time for toys and fun.

For the seriously ill and injured children staying at Ronald McDonald House, they just want their families close as they battle childhood diseases, illnesses and injuries. 

On average, it costs Ronald McDonald House Charities $160 to support a family for one night.

We need to raise 1,500 nights to provide a home away from home for kids undergoing life-saving treatment this Christmas.

By donating now, you can give a seriously ill or injured child the best gift of all - their family.

So, will YOU Be a Santa for Sick Kids this Christmas?



Rebecca and Kristine

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How It Works

1. Gift a donation

Gift a Christmas donation

2. Decorate our tree

Once you make your donation, it will appear on our virtual Christmas tree with your name and personalised message

3. Support a sick child

Your donation will support a family with a sick or injured child through one of the toughest times of their lives.

You can be a Santa for...

Meet some of our brave and courageous kids who need a Santa this Christmas.


In January, this year, four-year-old Rylan was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Rylan has spent 205 nights in Ronald McDonald House and will spend the next 6 months enduring intensive chemotherapy, and a further 18 months having oral chemotherapy.


Millie has already survived multiple open heart surgeries. She was diagnosed with Complex Congenital Heart Disease.

In January 2020, Millie suffered a cardiac arrest. It took 6 minutes of CPR to revive her.

Millie's family has stayed at Ronald McDonald House for 261 nights, to be close to their daughter's bedside when things go wrong.


For the first 8 months of his life, Dominic did not leave the hospital.

1-year-old Dominic was born with a giant omphalocele (organs outside his body), and he has endured chronic lung disease, lung collapses, multiple surgeries, tracheostomy, pulmonary problems and more.

His parents stay at Ronald McDonald House to always be there for their little boy.

Rebecca and Kristine

12-year-old Rebecca (left) was born with a cleft palate and fusion of the skull. Her younger sister, Kristine (right), was also born with fusion of the skull.

At least four times a year, their family has to travel over 500kms to attend specialist hospital appointments in Brisbane.

For these brave sisters, having a home away from home at Ronald McDonald house has been life-changing.


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