Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent Charity which aims to provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
Report proves that parents of premature and sick babies face crippling costs
Bliss has brought out a report proving that parents ‘spend hundreds of pounds a week’ to visit their babies whilst they are in neonatal care.
We currently operate from 14 hospitals, but we have ambitions to expand our service. We believe family support, such as accommodation should be part of the provision of specialist children’s services and this Bliss report is proof that there is an ever increasing need for accommodation for parents in this situation. Read more.
New Year, New House plans
When a child is seriously ill, the best hospital for treatment is often far from home. Ronald McDonald House Charities believes having a sick child affects the whole family and support such as accommodation should be part of the provision of specialist children’s services. We’re pleased to be seeing greater demand from hospitals for our free ‘home away from home’ accommodation and have ambitions to expand our service throughout the UK. Find out more about our plans for the future.
7,000 families helped in 2013
In 2013, your fundraising, donations, volunteering and awareness raising, meant Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK were able to support 7,000 families, enabling them to stay close to their children in hospital - that’s 1,000 more than in 2012!
Thank you for making a difference!
£3.1 million raised in McDonald’s restaurants
Thank you to McDonald’s customers and staff across the UK for raising over £3.1 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2013. Next time you visit a McDonald’s restaurant, keep an eye out for our thank you poster which features the Gardiner family, who stayed in our Manchester House when their son Luca was undergoing treatment in hospital. Read the Gardiner family story.
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