Harvey Norman Staff Volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House


Last week saw five members of the Harvey Norman Swords Computer Department volunteer for the Cooking4Families programme at the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin.

Lora Gilbert, Catherine Mooney, Zara Hanratty, Catriona Harper and Siobhán Hernon spent the day cooking up a storm for families in need and we have to say we couldn’t be prouder of our team and their selflessness and desire to help others.


Ronald McDonald House Charities provide long-term accommodation, care and support for families from all over Ireland whilst their children are seriously ill in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

The first Ronald McDonald House was opened in 2004 on the grounds of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, and the charity is currently working with the New Hospital Group Board, the Development Board of the New National Children’s Hospital and the HSE with a view to opening a 53 bedroom Ronald McDonald House alongside the new hospital when it opens in 2020.

The cost for this new facility will be in excess of €16 million, so you can understand why volunteers are badly needed every day at the Ronald McDonald House.

A home-cooked meal after a tiring day spent in hospital is a treat and helps families with seriously ill children to keep their strength up during such a stressful time.

Our five staff members are a testament to our hard working kind, friendly staff who work in our stores, and brought their team work and friendly spirit to the Ronald McDonald house to help out in any way they could.


They made a difference and you can too!

Ronald McDonald House urgently needs people to prepare meals for the Families so if you or your friends/family and/or colleagues would like to come and cook for the families please do!

If you have time to spare and skills to help, The Ronald McDonald House would love to hear from you!

You can complete a Volunteer Form online and The Ronald McDonald House will contact you.

Thanks again to Lora Gilbert, Catherine Mooney, Zara Hanratty, Catriona Harper and Siobhán Hernon for all their hard work at the Ronald McDonald House, which we’re sure was greatly appreciated.

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