Drivers visit Ronald McDonald House ahead of Ipswich SuperSprint
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Supercars drivers today joined former NRL star Corey Parker, ironwoman Courtney Hancock and Supercars Hall of Fame inductee John Bowe at Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMHSEQ) ahead of the start of the 2017 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.
RMHSEQ is the official charity partner for the 21st running of the Ipswich Supercars event which runs from 28-30 July at Queensland Raceway. As part of the partnership, tickets, grid walks and other experiences will be on offer with all funds raised going to RMHSEQ.
Today, Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Nick Percat joined Parker, Hancock and Bowe to meet with children and families that rely on RMHSEQ services in south east Queensland.
Coates Hire presented a $5000 cheque to RMHSEQ as part of today’s visit.
Supercars CEO James Warburton said the sport was delighted to be working alongside one of Queensland’s most iconic community services.
“This partnership with Ronald McDonald House will deliver tangible and long lasting benefits to families of seriously ill children in south east Queensland,” Warburton said.
“We know how valuable the three RMH SEQ Houses in Brisbane are in providing families with specialist care and providing a home away from home for those who need it most.”
Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland CEO, Christopher Macaulay, said this year’s partnership continues a great relationship his organisation has had with the Ipswich SuperSprint.
“Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland is delighted to be selected as Charity of Choice for the 2017 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint having been associated with Supercars for a number of years,” Macaulay said.
“By formalising a partnership in 2017 the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint will assist us to provide support services to families of seriously ill and injured children at Ronald McDonald House and brighten the days of patients and their siblings during their stay.
“This partnership will assist in providing much needed funds and awareness for essential accommodation and support services to regional and rural families who travel far from home to be close to the major women’s and children’s hospitals in Queensland.
“We are thankful to the team from Supercars for appointing us as Charity of Choice for the 2017 event and look forward to working with them well into the future.”
Tickets to the event are now available through Ticketek.