Monash supports Ronald McDonald House

Families of those with seriously ill children who have a home away from home at the Ronald McDonald House Monash, will be supported in this year's annual Monash Games.

TeamMONASH™ and Monash Sport will organise this year’s games, with all donations going towards helping the Ronald McDonald House Monash, which houses children who regularly need to travel to Monash Children’s Hospital for treatment.

TeamMONASH™ Director, Martin Doulton, has encouraged all teams to register and fundraise for this invaluable facility.

“The games are always a fun and friendly environment, with our students and staff looking forward to not only helping to raise money for a worthy cause, but taking part in a sport they enjoy,” Mr Doulton said.

Along with participant fundraising, ten per cent of all registration fees with also go to the charity.

Monash Sport Director, Brett Lavale, who will also be competing at the games, believes this event truly brings out the Monash spirit in all the students and staff.

“This is a truly fantastic event for everyone to take part in, and we look forward to putting this on for students and staff. We are so happy that this year we can also give back to the Ronald McDonald House Monash, and to show an appreciation for all the hard work of those involved,” Mr Lavale said.

To recognise the relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, a photography exhibition profiling some of the children at the house will be held at the Clayton campus, from 11 to 29 August.

The games, which will be held from 23 to 25 July, include a range of options for people to get involved in, including full day sporting competitions, shorter sporting challenges for staff and a call out for volunteers to assist on the day.

Anyone can support the games and Ronald McDonald House Monash by donating online via Everyday Hero.

Read the original story from Monash University here.