For over a decade, Wests ClubGRANTS program has been deeply committed to supporting the Ronald McDonald House, a non-profit organisation that provides accommodation for families and sick children who need to stay close to the hospital during their medical treatment. The Newcastle House has 6 units and 12 bedrooms that can accommodate over 600 families per year.
During the Easter period, Knights players, including Adam Elliot, Jackson Hastings, Mat Croker, and Greg Marzhew, participated in their annual Easter Egg hunt at the Ronald McDonald House. The players brought positivity and joy to the children and parents by engaging with them in a fun-filled, chocolate-filled afternoon.
The Easter Egg hunt is just one of the many ways we support the Ronald McDonald House. The program has also allocated $82,000 to upgrade and refurbish the accommodation units at the John Hunter Children's Hospital site. This investment has helped provide a comfortable, supportive, and safe environment for families from all areas of Northern NSW while their children are receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
We take pride in our commitment to supporting the Ronald McDonald House and their mission to keep families together during what can be an incredibly challenging time. We encourage everyone to get to know more about the vital work the Ronald McDonald House does to support our community.
Soul Café in Newcastle offers home-cooked meals and a welcoming space for those in need. The Wests Group ClubGRANTS program provides an annual funding of $45,000 to sustain and support this vital service.
The Wests Knights Foundation has committed $300,000 to support the construction of purpose-built accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Creating brighter futures
The Wests Group ClubGRANTS program has contributed over $135,000 since 2018 to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) for therapy equipment and playground refurbishment.
Bringing laughter where it's needed most
Our nib Newcastle Knights NRL players visited the John Hunter Hospital to meet the Clown Doctors and the work of The Humour Foundation.
Supporting Nova Women and Children
Nova Women and Children, supports women who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic or family violence. The Wests Group proudly assists this organisation in funding safe housing.