Unique campaign helping sick kids—and celebrating pets—is back


For the second year running, Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney (RMHC Sydney) is calling on all Australians to make a positive difference to seriously ill children and their families by registering for a fun and unique campaign called PAWS for Sick Kids.

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Callum Pugh with Wilbur the house dog at RMHC Sydney

While it is hoped that the campaign will raise enough funds for at least 625 nights of accommodation for the families of seriously sick children, there’s no minimum amount to raise because PAWS for Sick Kids is equally about lifting the spirits of families who are dealing with the struggles of a seriously-ill child in hospital.

Furry, feathery, scaly and slimy—pets of all varieties can take to the spotlight by partaking in campaign challenges of varying skill levels, from 19-25 July 2021. Registrations are now open via the PAWS for Sick Kids website

There are seven campaign challenges all focused on celebrating different pet personalities. Alternatively, participants can choose their own daily challenge during the week of the campaign to simply share their pet’s positivity with sick children and their families.

All pic and video challenge entries that use #pawsforsickkids will be shared on a big screen with families living at the Ronald McDonald House in Randwick, with those who use the Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms at Wollongong Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, and with social media followers of RMHC Sydney. 

The campaign also features prizes to be won for those who raise a certain amount of funds for RMHC Sydney. 

While a monetary donation to RMHC Sydney isn’t required to take part in the campaign, participants can recruit sponsors for each challenge to help raise much needed funds for RMHC Sydney.


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