Bringing Cool Relief to Ronald McDonald House in Far North Queensland

AE Smith continued its ongoing support of Ronald McDonald House with Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service Manager, Alex Mailiff recently leading a team that worked on Ronald McDonald Family Retreat – Palm Cove and Ronald McDonald House Townsville

8 Mar 2012

Helen Tarttelin, Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House North Queensland, hailed the continued contribution of AE Smith to the facilities as ‘invaluable’. She says families of children experiencing serious illness are often placed under immense emotional, physical and financial stress.

“No one is ever prepared for the devastating news that their child us seriously ill. It is an emotionally draining time for the entire family,” 
Helen says.

To help relieve this burden, Ronald McDonald Family Retreats were created to offer a place for families with a seriously ill child to enjoy time together, take a break from the stresses of hospital and deal with their new life situation.

“AE Smith’s contribution of free installation and servicing of the air conditioning at our unit is incredibly valuable and allows us to provide the special things, in addition to accommodation and support services, to families with a seriously ill child,” Helen adds.

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