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Help us keep families together

Our vision is for every child in hospital to have their families close by, and to ensure families are fully supported in our Houses.

Help us support families across the UK with children in hospital by making a donation today.

Mac House Appeal

We need your help!

We’re undertaking a major refurbishment of our largest Ronald McDonald House, Mac House, at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

In 2023, we supported 8,415 families across our 14 Houses …

who were living an average of 68 miles away from the hospital…

and stayed an average of 16 nights.

Support for families

Getting a place to stay

First, you’ll need to find out if there is a Ronald McDonald House at the hospital where your child is being treated.

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Day passes

If you just need a space to share with family in the day, have a shower or cook something to eat.

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Latest stories

“We nearly lost her”: Pixie’s story

30th Apr 2024

It was during Sam’s 20-week pregnancy scan that doctors discovered something was wrong with her unborn baby’s heart. The following week, Sam, who lives near…

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“A terrifying experience”: Oliver’s story

26th Apr 2024

Oliver was a newborn baby when he was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a form of congenital heart disease affecting the heart’s structure and…

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