Ronald McDonald House Birmingham
Your donation could help continue to support thousands of families each year at Houses like this, across the UK
About this House
The new Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of our largest purpose built accommodation facilities. As well as providing 66 bedrooms our Birmingham House 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.
In 2016, the House helped 1,183 families stay close to their children in hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is more than just a place to stay. It offers comfort, support and a safe environment where families can interact, share their experiences and know that they will always have a shoulder to cry on. We encourage extended families to visit and we host events and workshops to keep families strong and full of hope.
The House is round the corner from Birmingham Children's Hospital enabling families to continue their lives with some degree of normality, knowing they are just moments from their child's bedside. To make them feel even closer to their child each room in the House has a direct phone-line to the children's ward.
About the hospital
The House looks after the families of children being treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital - one of the top four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. As a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery the hospital sees patients from Birmingham, the West Midlands and far beyond. The hospital houses a neo-natal department and a paediatric intensive care unit. As well as this the facility is also a trauma centre for the West Midlands, a national transplant centre and a centre of excellence for complex heart conditions and the treatment of burns, cancer, liver and kidney disease. Accommodating all of these specialisms means that over 240,000 patients visit Birmingham Children's Hospital each year.
"Ronald McDonald House Birmingham was an absolute godsend at a horrendous time in our lives. We would never have been able to afford hotel accommodation for three weeks and the House took away that stress. But it was more than that, it was cathartic, we found it so comforting to talk to families who were going through the same thing as us.”
Jane Wells Stayed at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham
House Amazon Wishlist
One of the ways you can support Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is by donating an item from their Amazon Wishlist. Just like your own home, over time items can get damaged or worn. The House has chosen specific items that they need to help ensure they are providing a warm and comfortable environment for families with children in hospital.
(The button below will take you to the Amazon Wishlist website)
Super Support from The Co-operative
"It has been an absolute privilege to fundraise and make a difference for such a fantastic charity that is close to the hearts of so many families in our local community. It has engaged the whole store team and we have had a lot of fun along the way." - Jane and the Hagley Road team, Birmingham.
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“We're happy the money raised will be directly helping families that live in our community."
Madeley Academy has raised money for Ronald McDonald House Birmingham following a story they had read in their local paper about the Burton family who have been using the House for some time. Lloyd Burton visited the academy to receive the cheque on behalf of the House as a family who would benefit from their support. Thank you Madeley Academy, you are an inspiration for us all.