Musical icon pays Hobart a visit

IT was a day of music and smiles at Ronald McDonald House recently when it played host to a very special guest – Australian musical icon Guy Sebastian.

The Hobart House’s guest residents, who are seriously ill children receiving treatment at hospital and their families, received the chance to meet and be entertained by the former Australian Idol winner.

Ronald McDonald House Hobart manager Chelsea Emery said Guy Sebastian’s visit brightened everyone’s day.

“His performance on our rooftop was magical and he was so wonderful with the kids and parents alike,” she said.

“It was great to see everyone so happy and bubbly after his visit.”

After visiting and meeting the families, Mr Sebastian performed for guests at the annual RMHC VIC & TAS Tasmanian Gala Ball, raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania’s local programs of Ronald McDonald House Hobart and the Tasmanian Learning Program.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania chief executive officer Peter Bishop said Guy Sebastian’s “fun-filled visit brought a touch of magic to families a long way from home.”

“The Hobart House has supported thousands of families since opening in 1998 and will continue to provide a home-away-from-home for families across Tasmania into the future with the support of celebrities like Guy and events like our Tasmanian Gala Ball,” he said.

RMHC VIC & TAS Tasmanian Gala Ball Committee chairman Craig Brakey said they were thrilled to welcome such an incredible entertainer like Guy Sebastian to the stage for this year’s Tasmanian Gala Ball.

“We thank him for his visit to the Hobart House to bring joy to all those staying there,” he said.

Caption: Guy Sebastian with residents and guests at Ronald McDonald House Hobart.

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