…and Earn Your Stripes for Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS!

Our brand new, colourful fundraiser will involve a whole month of stripey fun in August 2021, culminating in a fantastic finale Friday on 27 August. Everyone’s welcome – just choose a fun, stripe-related wear, dare or share activity that suits you!

Why not Earn Your Stripes with a group of your mates, at school, at the office or even with your sports club? Getting other people involved always hikes up the fun factor – plus you’ll be helping us make even more of a difference for sick and injured children and their families.

How will you take part?

You can Earn Your Stripes simply by wearing some! Socks, ties, frocks, tops, hats, ribbons – how bold and bright will you dare to be?

Get your mates involved too – it’s much more fun dressing up together! And you don’t need to stop at clothes – get busy with face paints and hair colour to really stand out from the crowd!

You can either make a small donation to take part, or you can choose to fundraise and ask for sponsorship from your friends, family and workmates. Remember that every dollar you raise will be helping sick and injured children and their families through difficult times.

What stripe-related thing would you dare to do – or dare someone else to do – to Earn Your Stripes?

How about taking on a challenge such as a run, ride or swim in the stripiest outfit you can find? Or daring your boss or colleague to take on their public duties for a day in full stripey get-up?

We’ve got loads of ideas to inspire you and resources to support you, whatever dare you decide to take on. We’ll also provide you with a personal fundraising page so you can easily reach out for sponsorship.

You may prefer to Earn Your Stripes by sharing your creativity, energy and organising skills to hold your own fundraising get-together, either on our finale day (27 August), or on any other day of your choice during that month.

How about setting up a bake sale at work, or with family and friends, and ask everyone to contribute their own stripe-themed goodies? Or you could organise a sausage sizzle with your mates, or an ever-popular trivia night.

We’ve got loads of ideas to inspire you and resources to support you, whatever you decide to do.

Where will you take part?

At work

You can Earn Your Stripes with your workmates – the ultimate team-building exercise! Challenge your whole team to make a show of unity and get their stripes on for a dress-down day. Then choose to mix and match your dares and shares for a whole month of (stripey) madness! We’ll provide you with fundraising pages for teams and individuals, plus we’ll be on-hand to chat through the options and help you plan your event.

At school

Why not Earn Your Stripes as a school? It could be as simple as holding a mufti day and encouraging everyone to wear their stripey best for a small donation. Or get the whole school community involved in a (stripey) sponsored colour run. We’ll help you with fundraising pages for class teams and individual students for easy online donations and sponsorship – plus we’ll provide you with some great resources and fundraising tips.

With your mates

Earn(ing) Your Stripes with your mates may be much more your style. Get some friendly competition going with your stripe-inspired outfits for a social get-together, take on a challenge together as a team and get yourselves sponsored, or organize a stripe-themed party or trivia night and ask all your guests for donations. We’ll set up individual or team fundraising pages for you, and support you with some handy tools and resources.

With your sports club

Are you a member of a sports club or team? Why not get the whole squad on-side and step out in stripey style for one of your matches or training sessions? Or take on something more daring as a team to Earn Your Stripes and get your friends and family to sponsor you. We can provide you with team and individual fundraising pages, and share useful tips and tools.

Working for Macca’s?

Then get your restaurant involved and get stripey with your workmates! We’re aiming to get as many Macca’s in NSW on board with Earn Your Stripes as we can.

Get your customers involved too!
You’ll get access to a range of special resources and support, your team will have loads of fun together, and you’ll be able to engage and entertain your customers with the stripey fun – all in support of a great cause.

Will your restaurant be the biggest fundraiser?

Earn Stripes, Earn Rewards.

Bag some exclusive goodies as you hit your fundraising milestones and – literally – Earn Your Stripes for seriously ill and injured children and their families.

Virtual hero badge to share
Enamel pin
Stripey socks
Virtual badge to share
Tote bag
Virtual badge & social shout out
Colourful cap
Your name on the Stripes hero wall in the House

Alana and Judd’s story

Our Ronald McDonald journey began in May when we first came to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to find out why our one-year-old, Judd, was having breathing difficulties. We only spent a few nights in RMH Westmead then, and were blown away by the facility.

We were sent home in June. However, on July 2 2019, Judd had to be airlifted back to Westmead when he stopped breathing. Since then we’ve been living at RMH Westmead while Judd receives treatment and awaits critical surgery.

Judd’s mum, Alana, from Orange, NSW