Fortescue partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities WA to provide vital support to regional families of sick children

Mar 3, 2022

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) will commit $750,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia (RMHC WA) under a new three-year partnership.

RMHC WA has been making a real difference to the lives of Western Australians for more than 30 years, acting as a much-loved home away from home for thousands of Western Australian children and their families.

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$1.4 million through a variety of fundraising activities and major events.

“Its essential service integrates with hospitals to provide family-centred care, accommodation, continued education for children and siblings, and a wonderful program of family wellbeing experiences.

“This support is invaluable, and Fortescue is proud to extend its support to RMHC WA through this new partnership, which will help keep more regional families together during the toughest of times,” Ms Gaines said.

RMHC WA Chief Executive Officer, Peter King said, “Fortescue are a genuinely enthusiastic and purpose-driven partner of RMHC WA who share our commitment to the wellbeing of regional families with seriously ill or injured children from communities across Western Australia. 

“These are families who face significant upheaval to their daily lives and future plans. With continued, vital support from Fortescue, we keep families together, supported and resilient, 24/7, 365 days a year.

“Our partnership exemplifies the impact of corporate and charitable organisations working together in purpose. With Fortescue, we remove challenges to the wellbeing of seriously ill children and their families. I am extremely proud of what this partnership creates in the lives of every child, sibling, parent and carer we support.”