Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Forster recently received two donations from the Mid North Coast American Motorcycle Club.
The first donation was made on September 18, when the club brought one of their Harley Davidson motorcycles to the retreat.
The children who were staying at the time enjoyed seeing the bike and even got to sit on it and have it started!
The club had held raffles at The Bellevue to raise $500 for the retreat to use towards the running costs of the boat that retreat volunteers take families out on the lake in.
“After visiting the retreat that day and hearing of some items we had recently had stolen from our boat, they went back again and raised funds to purchase replacements,” retreat coordinator, Rhiannon Curtis said.
“We now have some water sport activities, snorkels and games for the children staying to enjoy both at the family retreat and out on their boat tours.
“We are so appreciative of the support and know the families who come and spend some time here really love our generous local community for making their family holiday extra special.”
“Every family who stays at the retreat has a sick or injured child, or sadly have lost a child. Ronald McDonald House does not charge the families for their week long holiday.
“For most of our families, it is their first family holiday since their child’s initial hospital admission and for some, their first family holiday ever.
“With the generous support we receive from local businesses and clubs like the Mid North Coast American Motorcycle Club, we are able to provide many experiences, goods and amenities, meaning they have as little as possible to think about and can come away to fully relax, recharge and reconnect.”