John Lock

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When I took up Zumba as a new year's resolution to be challenged, I did not imagine that it would serve a greater cause today.

I’m joining Ronald McDonald House Charities to Dance For Sick Kids this year (think Movember but for kids in need).

I am getting out of my comfort zone to bring some comfort back to sick and injured kids!!

When a child is injured, or diagnosed with a serious illness, it affects the whole family. Lives can be turned upside down, and it puts families under enormous pressure. For many families, it can feel like it’s impossible to hold it together.

I’ll be making a move every day for 7 days, to raise money that will help families stay in a home-away-from-home, access emotional and financial support, and more. From day one in the hospital and for as long as it takes,  your help ensures that families don’t have to navigate the challenges of illness or injury alone.

My challenge consists of a Zumba class every day on the fundraising week of 23-29 May. 

Please make a tax-deductible donation to my challenge. Your generosity will make sure that Ronald McDonald House Charities can support even more families with a seriously ill or injured child when they need it most.

Thanks for your support! 

My Achievements

Uploaded a profile picture

Shared page

First donation

First dance moves

Raised one night

Raised two nights

Raised three nights

50% of goal reached

100% of goal reached

My Dance Diary

Day 7!

Sunday 29th May

Day 6! Proxy video as I had my Zumba class at the studio :)

Saturday 28th May

Day 5!

Friday 27th May

Earned the t-shirt thanks to the donations!

Thursday 26th May

Day 4!

Thursday 26th May

Day 3!

Wednesday 25th May

Day 2!

Tuesday 24th May

Day 1!

Monday 23rd May

Zumba snippets - if you wonder what it is :)

Sunday 15th May

Thanks to all the generous people who’ve donated to my challenge.


Nam Hoang

Go John!!


John Lock


Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!



Well done John - hope you raise a lot of funds as well as the roof!


Ben And Jane

Well done John, and a very good cause!


Geraldine Lock

Goal achieved?




Billy And Jade Vasiliou

Wonderful cause. Good on you John!


Tamara White

Nice moves John!


Andrew And Lilian

Great work, John! Hope you and the family are well. Andrew and Lilian


Alok Bhide


Claudia Chidiac Makdessi

Good luck John!

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At just 11 years old, Anunta was 100km from home, and learned that the cyst on her ankle was, in fact, a cancerous sarcoma. 

With no clothes, and nowhere to stay, Anunta’s parents, Doungnead and Anthony, didn’t know what to do. 

Thankfully, Ronald McDonald House Charities were able to provide a room for the family. When Anunta started chemotherapy, Doungnead was able to provide a taste of home, cooking fresh meals in their own little kitchen while the family focussed all their attention on her treatment.

“Being in a place where everyone cares about you, and is there for you, was so special. It became our second home” Anunta's Mum, Doungnead

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How Your Donation Helps

A global research team* worked with RMHC to evaluate the impact of our House Program on families around the world. The following is a summary of those findings**.

Make a tax-deductible donation today!


* The global team of researchers was drawn from leading universities, including the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), George Washington University, the University of Chicago, as well as from top medical centres in Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; the United Kingdom; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cincinnati, U.S.; and Toronto, Canada.

** Findings taken from RMHC Impact Research – the name for a suite of studies on the impact of RMHC around the world. The summaries provided here provide a snapshot of the findings from each of the key Ronald McDonald House Impact studies.


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