Ronald McDonald House Cardiff

Your donation could help continue to support thousands of families each year at Houses like this, across the UK

Ronald McDonald House Cardiff, which opened in 2017, is a purpose-built House just a few moments from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, with 30 en-suite bedrooms to provide free accommodation to families of children being treated at the hospital. There are also communal kitchens and living areas where families can spend time together away from the ward. 

More than just a place to stay

Going to a hospital far from home can be a frightening experience for a child; it's important that they have their families close by for love and comfort. Ronald McDonald House Cardiff provides free accommodation for these families, somewhere they can call home when they're many miles from their own front door. It offers support and a safe environment where families can share their experiences with others in similar situations.

Why it's needed

The children's hospital expects to provide specialist medical care for up to 100,000 children each year. The existing hospital accommodation is not able to accommodate every family who needs to stay close to their sick child, and Ronald McDonald House Cardiff will provide free family accommodation for up to 30 families each night. 

  • Ronald McDonald Houses help families strengthen coping abilities by keeping families together.
  • Parents whose children have longer hospital stays benefit from higher quality sleep at a Ronald McDonald House compared to parents who slept at their child’s hospital bedside.
  • Ronald McDonald Houses provide spaces to play. Playing with other children experiencing similar situations can help these children cope with trauma.
  • Ronald McDonald Houses could save a family with a sick child as much as £282 per week in unexpected extra costs, such as travel, eating out and hotel bills.


See inside Ronald McDonald House Cardiff

Help us support more families

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the families we support need you! Help us raise the vital first year running costs of the brand new Cardiff House by giving what you can.



One of the ways you can support Ronald McDonald House Cardiff 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)

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"The health board welcomes the opportunity to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities who have significant experience providing support to parents and families in a number of other children's hospitals across the UK. We hope that through this collaboration we will be able to provide improved care and help to families when they are supporting children being treated at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales."

Phil Barry Directorate Manager for Child Health

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