RMHC New Zealand is a charity that supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home.
During level four lockdown the service was deemed essential, so continued providing accommodation for families with children receiving treatment.
The charity operates predominantly through donations and fundraisers, with partial Government support.
Despite a big increase in additional costs driven from external suppliers of accommodation, and food-funding delivery, RMHC is not receiving additional Government funding due to COVID-19.
Fundraising events and the majority of volunteer work has also been cancelled due to social distancing measures.
To maintain financial stability, the charity has launched a new campaign which reminds people that cancer and other medical treatments do not stop because of COVID-19.