July 29, 2020 – Over the past decade, Dayco Australia has supported one of the country’s most caring charity initiatives, Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania (RMHC VIC & TAS).
RMHC VIC & TAS provides a temporary home and support service for the parents and families of seriously ill children across Australia. Located in close proximity to paediatric hospitals, including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House enables families to remain close to their loved ones during major treatments and surgeries.
For ten years now, these families have been able to secure a home-away-from-home during these stressful times, with Ronald McDonald House providing the support and everything required to minimise their anxiety. This has proven to be a very welcome assistance for families who live in rural areas or even interstate, without the access to state of the art medical facilities and specialists that major cities like Melbourne can provide.
Dayco Australia was presented with a certificate commemorating this important milestone by RMHC VIC & TAS, supporting the company’s pride in being a long term sponsor of Room 1, at Ronald McDonald House Parkville.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Dayco Australia on reaching ten years of supporting RMHC VIC & TAS through your ongoing room sponsorship,” stated Peter Bishop, Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania CEO.
“Thanks to you we have been able to provide thousands of families with a safe, warm bed and a supportive community close to their child’s bedside,” Mr Bishop added.
In addition to the company’s financial sponsorship, Dayco Australia also provides RMHC VIC & TAS visiting families with Medallion Club tickets for major Melbourne AFL games to help in providing some temporary excitement and distraction from their serious medical situations.
Dayco Ambassadors and Porsche Carrera Cup racing drivers David Russell and Roger Lago offered their GT3 Porsche rear wing following the aborted 2020 Australian Grand Prix in an online auction to raise additional funds for Ronald McDonald House. Just before the bidding deadline, Dayco Australia Managing Director and Vice President – Aftermarket, Arnold Mouw stepped in to outbid everyone and secure this piece of motor racing memorabilia.
“To say that we are proud to partner with such a worthy charitable service for a decade is an understatement. From the moment we commenced our involvement with RMHC VIC & TAS it was clear that this is very special and more than worthy of financial and in-kind support. We strongly encourage more companies to become involved and help bring smiles to families during the most worrying times in their lives,” Arnold Mouw, Dayco Australia Managing Director and Vice President – Aftermarket, stated.
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