Mother’s Day treat for parents of poorly children

Mother’s Day treat for parents of poorly children


Tea and treats were the order of the day on Mother’s Day (Sunday 30 March 2014) as parents at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, the free accommodation for families who have children being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, were treated to a special tea party.

Mothers – as well as partners and children – were served cakes and drinks by staff and volunteers at the 60 bedroom House. Pampering was provided by local hairdresser Sally Thomas and beautician Kelly Edges who kindly donated their time to give the parents, who have seriously ill children on the hospital ward, a much-needed treat and moment of respite.

Deputy House Manager Joy Dangerfield says, “Mother’s Day can be difficult for a parent who has a child in hospital. We wanted to give the ladies staying with us something to celebrate and enjoy. It was lovely to see so many of our mums in the House supporting each other, chatting and taking some time for themselves”.

Ronald McDonald House Birmingham provided a place to stay to over 1,000 families in 2013. It is one of 14 Houses run by Ronald McDonald House Charities that are located at or near major children’s hospitals across the UK.

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For more pictures or further information please contact:

Alex Goldup, T. 020 7250 8291 M. 07791 765 915 E:

Notes to editors

1. To speak to someone or for more pictures please contact Alex Goldup

2. Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is one of 14 Houses in the UK run by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.

3. Ronald McDonald House Charities opened in 1989 and in 2013 helped support over 7,000 families with children in hospital. The Charity relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.

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