Wolverhampton Wanderers football legend sponsors room at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham
Former professional footballer, Steve Bull, (right) unveiled a plaque and turned the key to the room he sponsored yesterday (Monday 25 April 2016). His foundation, The Steve Bull Foundation, has generously donated £5,000 for the sponsorship of a room at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham.
Libby Aston, House Manager, played host at the ceremony to both Steve and McDonald’s Franchisee, Paul Ramsay (left), who runs three McDonald’s restaurants in West Bromwich and is a close friend of Steve.
The contribution will provide invaluable running costs for the room – one of 66
en suite rooms at the House which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to enable seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment.
Steve says: “Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is a brilliant cause, helping a lot of families and easing the pressure on them during their difficult time.”
Libby Aston, Manager of Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, says: “We are very lucky to have the support of The Steve Bull Foundation. We have been working together for a number of years and the ongoing support of people like Steve and Paul helped us to support over 1,200 families last year.”
For more information on Ronald McDonald House Birmingham visit the website: www.rmhc.org.uk/birmingham
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Notes to Editors
1. Photograph. Please credit: Laura Pitcher
2. To speak to someone from Ronald McDonald House Charities please contact the numbers above.
3. Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities - an independent charity that 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.
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK and in 2014 they helped support over 6,000 families with children in hospital.
As well as providing 66 en suite bedrooms, Ronald McDonald House Birmingham offers families the opportunity to cook together, to eat together and share their experiences. The House also offers a lounge, kitchen and play area for families visiting the hospital for the day.
Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.
The Charity was founded in 1989 and has been keeping families together for more than 25 years.
4. The Steve Bull Foundation provides charitable support in the form of grants to organizations primarily in the Black Country and the West Midlands which specialise in assisting young people, the disabled, the homeless, the sick and the disadvantaged.