To celebrate our 25th anniversary our supporters will be sharing some special charity moments that they will always remember...
We look back over the past 25 years and the achievements we have made.
Ayoola shares his charity moment, when he was able to stay at Ronald McDonald House Tooting and be close to his daughter whilst she was in hospital.
Chris Hassell and his wife Helen recall the moment that they will never forget, when they realised how far their son Karl had come and how the Charity had helped them get to that point.
When their baby girl was diagnosed prenatally with Incomplete Shone’s Syndrome at 32 weeks, the Bisson family needed the support of Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, to keep them together and strong.
Colin works on the Reception Desk at St George's Hospital. He recalls the moment he will always remember and the special relationship he has with the Tooting House.
Whilst working for McDonald's, Rosie Barrett has been volunteering and fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Manchester. A cause that she cares deeply for. Rosie shares her Charity Moment with us.
When baby Lydia was born on 4 April 2013 at Sheffield Jessop Hospital, mum Jane Cowen and husband Lee White didn’t expect to hear the news they did. Doctors told Jane and Lee that to save Lydia's life, she needed to be operated on immediately. The White family share their Charity Moment, a time that they had to call upon the support of Ronald McDonald House Birmingham.
Richard shares the moment he realised what a relief it was to be close to his child in hospital.
Four days after Matthew was born, his mum Michelle and dad Tim left Northampton Hospital but their world quickly turned upside down.
Jon Haward, Director of the Charity, recalls a moment he experienced when he first started in the job.
To mark 25 years of Ronald McDonald House Charities in the UK, Dr Audrey Evans describes how it was founded.
Not many people can say it, but Melissa truly loves her job. She recalls the moments that make her job so rewarding.
The Parker family were so excited when they discovered they were finally expecting a baby after two years of trying. However, when mum Leigh was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and severe HELLP syndrome; the family needed help from Ronald McDonald House Tooting.
When Jane’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Ronald McDonald House Manchester wasn’t just a place to stay, the House staff became like part of her family.
Volunteering has always been a family affair for the Turen family
When Sully was born just before Christmas, the Smith family didn’t anticipate their roller-coaster nine month journey in hospital.
At 26 weeks pregnancy, Paula’s son Joshua was diagnosed with CDH. Joshua’s first few months would entail him staying in hospital for treatment. Paula describes the moment she realised how special it was to have a place to stay at Ronald McDonald House Camberwell and be close to her new born son.
The Cuthbertson family share their moment and how much it meant to them being able to stay at Ronald McDonald House Brighton when Katie was born.
Since Yvonne Cavill became a supporter of the very first Ronald McDonald House, the Charity has held a special place in her heart, becoming a part of her in a way that she never expected it would.
Daniel Cheetham, a regular volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Manchester shares the moment he realised he wanted to help other families like his own.
The Mohammed family stayed at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, whilst their youngest daughter Malik received treatment for Leukaemia at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Malik’s dad, Basem recalls the moment they realised how special it was to have a ‘home away from home’ at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham.
Trustee of the Charity, Sydney Hunsdale, shares the moment she realised she would be a supporter for life.
JJ Hine talks about the moment he realised Ronald McDonald House Oxford was keeping his family close to him whilst he was in hospital.
The Marshall family share the moment they were comforted by being at Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park.
Victoria Ellis shares how important the ‘normal’ moments are when you have a child in hospital.