Join Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania (RMHC VIC & TAS) for this unique experience, discovering the natural and historic beauty of Tasmania while raising vital funds for accommodation and support services to keep families together when a child is seriously ill or injured.
This is your chance to leave everything behind and immerse yourself in the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Over four days, expert guides will lead you across this ancient landscape, seeking out some of the park’s hidden highlights. Experience the rare beauty and diversity of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area as we traverse sections of the iconic Overland Track. This stunning wilderness region features a huge diversity of ecosystems, from glacially-carved lakes, ancient rainforests and fragrant eucalypt forests to golden buttongrass moorlands and beautiful alpine meadows. With an abundance of wildlife, you’re likely to encounter Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna, wombats and the highly inquisitive black currawong, as you explore mountainous terrain and marvel at magnificent vistas.
Most significantly, you’ll raise funds to help RMHC VIC & TAS keep children and their families together when their lives are turned upside down by a child’s serious illness.
For over 35 years, RMHC VC & TAS has provided accommodation and essential support services to seriously ill children and their families.
Since opening its first Ronald McDonald House in Victoria in 1986, RMHC VIC & TAS has expanded to Melbourne, regional Victoria and Hobart. Yet, its mission remains the same: to support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families while striving to achieve the best outcomes for families by reducing the impact of their child's illness.
RMHC VIC & TAS is led by a hard-working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of Australian donors – people just like you. From Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms to the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Retreat Program, RMHC VIC & TAS gives families in need welcome respite and care when their lives are turned upside down by their child’s illness.
Your participation in this life-changing challenge will help seriously ill children and their families access the support and care they need during diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Your fundraising target of $3,200 will provide up to 20 nights’ accommodation for families with seriously ill children and keep them together when it matters most. With your support, RMHC VIC & TAS can continue to help parents focus solely on the health of their child, offering nutritious meals and the opportunity for rest, enabling them to better communicate with their child’s medical team and understand complicated treatment plans.
There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A-Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how to” guides for certain events and sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition you will also be supported by RMHC VIC & TAS.
* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip