Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunshine Hospital: Making a Difference this Christmas

About the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Sunshine Hospital

This Christmas, join the Watergardens community in supporting the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunshine Hospital. Hospital can be a scary place, especially for children. When little ones get sick, the experience becomes emotionally and physically stressful for everyone involved – and the patients need the support of their family more than ever. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunshine Hospital provides a sanctuary for families within an otherwise stressful environment. It’s a home away from home; a temporary escape from the sterility of the wards, and a place for parents, siblings and relatives to spend valuable family time together. 

Sunshine Hospital’s Family Room is managed by volunteers, with a lounge area, sleeping rooms, laundry, cooking facilities and more. By offering a reprieve from the often stifling experience of a hospital stay, it makes a difference in the lives of local families and their children when they need it most. You can support the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunshine Hospital this Christmas by participating in Watergardens’ charity gift wrapping campaign. Simply donate a gold coin to have your thoughtful gifts wrapped by our friendly volunteers, and all donations will go towards the Family Room’s incredible work.

Our charity gift wrapping service begins Monday 4 December opposite Kathmandu, and continues until Christmas Eve.

Charity Gift Wrap Hours 

Monday 4 December 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 5 December 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 6 December  10am - 4pm
Thursday 7 December 10am - 7pm
Friday 8 December 10am - 7pm
Saturday 9 December 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10 December 10am - 4pm
Monday 11 December 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 12 December 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 13 December 10am - 5pm
Thursday 14 December 10am - 7pm
Friday 15 December 10am - 7pm
Saturday 16 December  10am - 4pm
Sunday 17 December  10am - 4pm
Monday 18 December  10am - 7pm
Tuesday 19 December  10am - 7pm
Wednesday 20 December 10am - 7pm
Thursday 21 December 10am - 7pm
Friday 22 December  10am - 7pm
Saturday 23 December 10am - 7pm
Sunday 24 December 9am - 5pm


We are looking for volunteers to help at our gift wrap station over the Christmas period.

If you are interested, please follow the prompts below.


For thoughts that count this Christmas