Tasty treats at tea party for family hospital accommodation
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Tooting were given a special treat last weekend when staff and volunteers organised a spring tea party.
The eight-bedroom House, which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for the families of children being treated at St George’s Hospital, was the setting for the festivities on Saturday 28 March 2015.
Along with a bake off competition, judged by members of the Streatham Women’s Institute, the 30 guests enjoyed nibbles kindly donated by Sainsbury’s on Tooting High Street as well as fun activities for adults and children including an Easter egg hunt and raffle.
The raffle was drawn by businessman Richard Hemington, Managing Director at Specialized Bicycle Components. Richard recently made a generous donation of £1,000 to the House after a member of staff at his company stayed there while his daughter was treated at the nearby hospital.
The House is run by an independent charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities. It accommodated 125 families in 2014 and relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers to continue its work.
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Tooting visit www.rmhc.org.uk/tooting.
To speak to someone, for more pictures or further information please contact:
Francesca Seabourne, T. 020 7250 8287 M. 07944 190 674
Notes to Editors
1. Photo caption: L-R Ronald McDonald House Tooting house manager Rachel Tween, Richard Hemington Managing Director at Specialized, Strini Pillay assistant House manager.
2. Photo credit: Ronald McDonald House Tooting
3. Ronald McDonald House Tooting 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.
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.