Team Tessence

Time Danced:

23419minutes

Make a move and support our Dance For Sick Kids!

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

That’s why we’re joining Ronald McDonald House Charities to Dance For Sick Kids this year.

We’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.

Please support us by making a tax-deductible donation to our 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 to all the generous people who’ve donated to our challenge.

$1,000

Illawarra Plumbing & Drainer

Keep Up The Great work 👍

$1,000

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$520

Mcnamara Family

Our son needed surgery in Feb 2022 and we stayed at RMH, an amazing charity. Great job Taisha - Thankyou for your efforts in fundraising for such a wonderful cause!

$312

Bbc Eng.& Tool.

Good on you Brax!!!!!

$264

In Memory Of Med Malic

Your grandma and I went to college together. I am proud of what you are doing. We have a Ronald McDonald house here in Memhis for families who has a sick child at St. Jude. Keep on dancing!

$230

Leaf Stopper

Keep on Dancing 💃

$211

Bellforce Wholesale Meats

Great work Taisha!

$211

Mdk Hair

Well Done Taisha!!

$200

Warilla Sporties

$169

Ncloud Pty Ltd

Such a great cause! Well done!

$169

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$160

Your Engadine Supporters & Friends!

We are SO SO proud of you Maya!! 💃 💜 some of your Engadine & school friends!

$160

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$160

Sita Finnendahl

$116

Anonymous

$116

Reece Group

Thanks for dancing for a great cause helping others

$116

Anonymous

$110

Jamie

We are Very proud of you brax and all your beautiful superhero team .Such a wonderful cause danceforsickkids 💛💛 we love u brax love the whole family xxxx

$110

Andrea Favaro

What you are doing is beautiful! Thank you!

$110

Long Nana Williams

keep dancing!

$106

Sita Finnendahl

Oma loves you so much and is proud of you!! Well done 👏 hope I can visit you soon in Sydney!

$106

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$106

Anonymous

Go maya

$100

Mum

So Proud of you Taisha ❤️

$100

Nikki Egan

$100

Love All The Family

Go brax we love u gorgeous ur amazing

$100

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$100

Mum

So Proud of you Taisha ❤️

$100

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$100

Anonymous

$60

Rachel Foster

$58

Laanie Allan

Keep dancing my beautiful friend

$58

Chris Naylor

Dance your pants off my little hero Ashy

$58

Robyn Lee

Go Ashy! Great cause for sick kids..hope you reach your goal ❤️

$58

Anonymous

$58

Rhys Christofa

Well done Maya!!!

$58

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$58

Amanda And Jasmine Ford

Happy Dancing everyone! Love Exclusive Tessence Girl Jasmine xx

$58

Carol Mcnamara

Keep on dancing, it makes you happy and other kids too!

$58

Tessence

Kick starting my dancing for sick kids 💗

$58

Assured Appliance Repairs

$58

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$58

Sharon Tangye

$58

Charmaine & Dennis Robson

Good luck every success xoxoxo

$57

Kaye Stewart

$57

Anonymous

$57

Necessity Health

Keep up the Great work Taisha from Necessity Health

$57

Summer Cossettini

Go Team Tessence

$55

Anonymous

Öptüm 🙂

$55

Jo And Dave Fitch

$53

Brenda Wiliams

$53

The Emu/chicken Dancer??

GO Miss M!! 💃 As you made me famous sharing ‘our’ emu/chicken dance last night 🐓😂🕺🤣 thought I should say thank with a donation!

$53

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$53

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$53

Sacha ,cruz And Linc

Love u little sis brax ur amazing 💕💕 love ur brothers sacha ,cruz and linc xoxo

$53

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$53

One Cake Down

Great Job Taisha!

$53

Verminators Pest Services

Keep up the great work

$53

Danica Pupuncoska

Well done Taisha

$53

Jacqui Remond

Thank you Nalini for this self giving gift - you are so inspiring and absolutely fabulous!

$53

Bron M

Go Natallia! Dance you way into happiness for others. 💃🏻 What a lovely cause, we’ll done. 🌟💕

$53

Phil, Jess, Heidi & Leo Mcnamara

Great work Natallia for a good cause!

$53

Zoe Lee

A cause very close to my heart. Great work Natallia.

$53

Carolyn Bertelsen

You’ve got the right moves! Have fun!

$53

Michael Mcnamara

Well done Natalia.

$50

Janeen Marcysiak

$50

Mumma Bear

So incredibly proud if you gorgeous girl! 😍 What a awesome team to be part of for such a super special cause 💞💃 💜Mumma Bear

$50

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$50

Aunty S

Good work, for a good cause! Very proud of you Maya.💞

$50

Sarah Ulfsson

Well done Taisha! Proud of you!

$50

Anonymous

Proud of you! 👏🏼

$50

Madison Chatham

Keep up the great work Taisha! Madi Chatham x

$50

Sy The Legend

Proud of you Miss M! 💜Sy

$50

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$42

Viktorya Tukel

Proud as punch kuzen Natallia 😍 Dance your socks off 🩰

$42

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$37

Jason Cardona

I am so proud of you samanta love always dad

$37

Marianne Cardona

$37

Anne Flores

$35

Rob Neal

Well Done Tiasha Represent the Sports Committee DHS

$35

Kristy

Congratulations Taisha

$35

Jane Weston

Hey Maya keep showing us your grooves!! A great cause cheers Jane

$35

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$32

Norm Wicker

$32

Silke Amelang

Good Luck ♥️

$32

Janette Don

$32

Kim Frost

$32

Lisa Trujillo

$32

Karen Clarke

Good work Aneira, I am proud of you

$32

Lee Brett

$30

Nicole Chatto

$28

Lyndall Saygili

Great work princess 5 nights raised

$28

Generous Corporate Partners

Let's dance!

$27

Skilled Services Group

You are absolutely smashing this! 💪 Should be SO proud of yourself Maya!… GO GERL!!💃💃💃

$27

Ellen G

Fighting Kate!

$26

Anonymous

You’re appreciated for doing this.

$26

Chontelle

You're a legend!! Have fun getting your boogie on!!

$26

Rebecca Dietrich

$26

Tenille Henniker

Every little bit counts! Well done.

$26

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$26

Stevee-lee Moore

Good work Tai x

$26

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$26

Lynn Jones

Great achievement Maya and for such a good cause. And doing something you love too. Well done

$26

Natalie Fort

Great work Taisha!!

$26

Christopher & Truus Farnham

Good on you Taisha for dancing for sick children!!! !

$26

Mummy

Keep going princess. You are amazing

$25

Mum

Go brax our little superstar, keep shining gorgeous girl, we love u xoxo

$25

Thomas Knappworst

$25

Sarah Blunden

Great work

$25

Christine Peach

Awesome job Maya such a great cause too.

$24

Jason Millan

$21

Gail Lynch

$21

Anonymous

Go go Kate

$21

Anonymous

$21

Deborah

$21

Amie Mcevilly

Well done Aneira.

$21

Nan & Pop

Very proud of you participating in such a very special cause! What a difference you are making to these children & their families! 💜 Nan & Pop👴🏼👵🏻

$21

Stone Family

Keep dancing Natallia. You are doing a wonderful thing raising money for sick kids. love from Jules, Glenn, Maisie, Abbie & Fletchy xx

$21

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$21

Adam Williams

$21

Brooke Tallon-henniker

$21

Kevin Toohey

$21

Anne Marie Andrew

$21

Marion Knappworst

Oma Lisa aus Deutschland

$21

Graham Cummings

Go girl

$21

Nana Kim

Go brax love u beautiful love Nana Kim xo

$21

Anonymous

Thank you for your kindness Kate. ❤️

$21

K Simonetta

Good Luck Samanta

$21

Jai Haylock

Proud of you, keep up the good work ❤️

$21

Jasmine Jeremy

Great work x

$21

Olivia Ryan

$21

Sian Rowlands

Aneira I am so unbelievably proud of you. Your determination and wild spirit is something that will drive you to be the best version of yourself. You are smart, beautiful and optimistic. I love you.

$21

Tania Wright

$21

Sash Stojadinovic

$21

Elena Barrocu

Good on you Sammy

$21

Tammie Castles

Awesome work!

$21

Jennifer Turner

Great work team ❤️❤️

$21

Susan Kearns

$21

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$21

Karen Pegler

Such a beautiful thing to do , proud of you Taisha .. love always Karen and Cohen

$21

Suzanne Lazonby

Hope it goes well 😘

$21

Natalie Bosh

Go Brax you little superstar ✨️

$21

Angelina Kalabric

Hope my little gift can help at least little

$21

Naomi Davidson

Great work 😁

$21

Sam Jenkins

Awesome work Taisha!

$21

Anonymous

Hope this helps Brax

$21

Dianne Falson

Good work Ashleigh! Hope you achieve your goal.

$20

Sharon

Well done Taisha 👏

$20

Rosemary Plowman

Go braxton🙂

$20

Anonymous

$20

Mel Fitch

$20

Haydn Randall

$20

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$20

Brax And Jamie

Go my bestie maria can't wait to dance with u for danceforsickkids love u girl love brax xoxo

$20

Nana & Poppy

Well done Taisha xxx

$20

Peter

Great work Tai

$20

Anonymous

$20

Elizabeth Mcgrath

All the best Taisha Love Nana💖

$20

Kate

Great work Taisha

$20

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$16

Hendrik Leschke

Proud of you. You doing great good things. ☺️

$16

Milly

$16

Anonymous

$16

Melinda Magro

$15

Brax And Jamie

Go ash love u my big dance buddy always love u 😘😘love brax xoxo

$15

Brax

Love u my beautiful gorgeous friend and wonderful role model .You are amazing tai Love u lots love brax xo😘😘😘

$15

Taisha

Hi Brax you are such an incredible little sweetheart. Keeping working hard to achieve your goals 💖 Love your big sis 💕

$12

Anonymous

$11

Allira D

$11

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$11

Anonymous

Thank you for always being a kind hearted and happy soul Taisha. Dance dance dance away!!

$11

Matt & Katie Don

Go Tai!!

$11

Marion Knappworst

$11

Apg Workforce

Keep dancing!

$11

Olivia Lucchitti

youre amazing love <3

$11

Harry C

$11

Tessence

Thank you for joining Team Tessence beautiful Maria! Keep on Dancing 💗

$11

Beau H

Go Maya! Hope you smash your goal!😀💃

$11

Anonymous

Go Taisha!

$11

Jamie Crelley

Good luck Tai xx

$11

Auntie Em

$10

Caris Troy

Go Isla !!

$10

Sandra Tuck

Congratulations Taisha

$10

Imana Sowsun

Best of luck reaching your goal 💕

$10

Marias Mum

Proud of you my girl Love mummy

$10

Gail Morrison

Well Done Taisha

$8

Anonymous

$5

Natallia Saygili

$5

Hannah Conn

You doing amazing gorgeous girl from mums friend Hannah in the UK xx

$5

Amelia Beretov

$5

Lisa Odell

$5

Ariana Ebbs

$5

Chanelle Rosebrock

Well done Tai

$5

Rowena Bradshaw

$4

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Hello I’m have donated this from Marli and charlee.

$1

Charlee Chapman

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MEET ANUNTA

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

Donate Today!

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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