Kate Gaze named offical ambassador of RMHC North Australia

November 4, 2019 | Townsville Fire news

JCU FIRE PLAYER KATE GAZE ANNOUNCED AS NEW RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES NORTH AUSTRALIA COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR JCU Fire guard and member of basketball royalty, Kate Gaze, has today been announced as the new CommunityAmbassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia (RMHC) North Australia.

“The Charity’s long-standing relationship with Townsville Fire is one we are extremely proud of and we are absolutely delighted to welcome Kate to our family” said RMHC North Australia Acting CEO Denise Lumsden.

It’s wonderful to partner and build a friendship with such an inspirational and community-minded young woman who genuinely cares about the wellbeing of the children and families we support.”

As a close-knit unit, the Gaze family understands the importance of togetherness and families being able to stay close to one another during the most trying times. As a Community Ambassador, Kate will visit sick children and their families at Ronald McDonald House and the in-hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room as well as help raise much-needed funds and awareness for the local organisation.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be a RMHC North Australia Community Ambassador. This amazing charity plays such an important role in our community not only here in Townsville and North Queensland but across the entire northern part of Australia,” said Kate.

“I am very fortunate to be in a position where I can work with the amazing staff and volunteers to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for this special organisation and the seriously ill children and families that it supports. I am also very much looking forward to visiting those children and their families who are going through some tough times and doing what I can to help put a smile on their faces,” she said.

RMHC North Australia’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of seriously ill children and their families through five practical care programs, including a hospital-adjacent House and in-hospital Family Room in Townsville, a Family Retreat in Palm Cove,Learning Program which operates across North Queensland and NorthernTerritory and their newest program the Hospitality Cart at Mount Isa Hospital.

As North Australia’s most trusted children’s charity, it supported 3,884children and 2,643families from across the entire north Australia region last year–achieving a growth of 300%

For more information about RMHC North Australia visit https://www.rmhc.org.au/our-chapters/rmhc-north-australia