RMHC WA provides a home away from home and support for regional
West Australian families of seriously ill children receiving hospital treatment
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, RMHC WA was required to
close the facilities’ common areas and suspend in-house education programs. The
donation of the digital tablets has allowed staff to restart the ‘Work of Heart
Program’ which brings the children together in a virtual environment and
encourages them to learn and stay connected despite hardships.
Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said,
“Fortescue is proud of its long-term partnership with RMHC WA, which has seen
team members contribute over A$1 million through a variety of fundraising
activities and major events.
“Family is at the core of our Fortescue’s values and with over
500 of our team members living in the Pilbara and many more residing outside
the metropolitan area, we are committed to supporting RMHC as they look after
regional families in need of assistance.
“The COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for many in our
community and it is crucial that RMHC WA continues to provide these essential
services that are helping to keep families together during the toughest of
times,” Ms Gaines said.
RMHC WA Chief Executive Officer Peter King said, “The donation
made by Fortescue will help ensure we can continue delivering programs and
services for family-centred care, even with physical distancing measures in
“We would like to thank Fortescue for their ongoing support for RMHC WA and Western Australian families with seriously ill children,” Mr King said.