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Bravus backs Ronald McDonald House Charities

18 October 2022

Bravus backs Ronald McDonald House Charities

Bravus backs 'home away from home' for sick kids and their families.

Seriously ill North Queensland children and their families will continue to have a home away from home at Townsville University Hospital thanks to the support of Bravus Mining and Resources.

Bravus Mining and Resources this week announced Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia as a recipient of its Community Partnership Program, to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room and provide invaluable in-hospital kitchen, laundry, play, and other facilities to families of children receiving inpatient or outpatient care.

More than 22,000 people utilised the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Townsville in 2021.

Bravus Mining and Resources Chief Operating Officer Mick Crowe said the team was delighted to be able to support such an important service for regional Queenslanders.

“No parent or guardian likes seeing their child unwell, and those difficult circumstances are made all that much tougher when you’re a long way from the comforts of home,” Mr Crowe said.

“In regional Queensland that ‘long way’ can mean hundreds and hundreds of kilometres and that’s why we think it’s so important to support the service the Ronald McDonald Family Room provides.

“There, families can enjoy a home-cooked meal together, freshen up with a shower, and do a load of washing – all while being only moments away from their child’s hospital room.

“We hope it’s a service your family never needs but we’re glad to help make it available if you do.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia CEO Tamara South said: “Local families turn to us in times of great need, and it’s with thanks to our incredible community of supporters and generous contributions like that from Bravus Mining and Resources, that we are well placed to care for families when they need it most.”

Mr Crowe said applications for the final round of funding for the 2022 Bravus Mining and Resources Community Partnerships Program were now open.

“What we do is create jobs and prosperity for Queenslanders by safely and responsibly mining high quality coal for export to countries that want to lift their people out of energy poverty,” he said.

“Our people are enormously proud of the job they do. But they are also proud that through their hard work we are able to support not-for-profit organisations and community groups like Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia to provide opportunities locals wouldn’t otherwise have.

“Applications for the Community Partnership Program close on 1 December 2022.

“There are clear guidelines and criteria your initiative or event must meet, but, if you qualify, we’re keen to hear from you and help where we can.”

Interested parties can read the Bravus Mining and Resources Community Partnership Program guidelines, apply online, or learn more at



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