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Help us keep families together

We rely on the generosity of fundraisers to help us support families in our Houses. Our vision is for every child in hospital to have their families close by, and to ensure families are fully supported in our Houses and remain actively involved in their child’s care.

Staying with us

Through our 11 Houses across the UK, we provide free accommodation to families with children having treatment in hospital. This means families can be just moments away from their child’s bedside on the hospital ward.

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

The best medical care for your child isn’t always close to home. Families often find themselves travelling long distances to get to their child’s hospital. Our Houses offer a place to cook, rest and recharge so that families can support their child in hospital, for as long as they need.

Every year we help over 6,000 families stay close to their children in hospital

Families need your help

Having a child in hospital far from home is every families worst nightmare.

Sign up to our newsletter and find out about the families you can help. Discover more about how Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation and support.

… or make a difference now with a donation.

Keeping our families safe this winter

COVID-19 Precautions

23rd Dec 2020

During the winter months our team here at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK have put plans in place to safeguard the health and safety of staff and families in our Houses.

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

The importance of Play: Tosha and Aarya’s story

23rd Dec 2020

Play is an essential aspect of a child’s development, which our Houses help to make possible when family life is thrown into turmoil. This month,…

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COVID-19 Precautions

23rd Dec 2020

Our team here at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK will be working hard to keep our families and staff safe with the winter precautions we…

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An unexpected twist: Doctor Abigail Jamieson’s story

16th Dec 2020

When Abigail Jamieson launched herself into the final year of medical school, she couldn’t have guessed that a global pandemic would shape the completion of…

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Helping your children cope with a prolonged hospital stay

19th Nov 2020

Charlotte Hartley-Jones is a clinical psychologist, writer, and mother of three who has experience of life on the ward. Charlotte first stayed in our Brighton…

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World Prematurity Day: Tommy and Emily’s story

17th Nov 2020

Emily and Ethan started 2020 off with a bang, when their son Tommy Taylor was born at 29 weeks in St Mary’s Neonatal Hospital. During…

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Pride of Britain winner: Emmie’s Kitchen

30th Oct 2020

“It is apparent that looking after the well-being of parents is imperative in their child’s recovery.” As a Charity that provides a bedroom for a…

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A conversation about mental health: Adrienne and Otis’ story

9th Oct 2020

“Every single mum that I have met through hospital, their experience has had a lasting impact on their mental health. Post-traumatic stress is something that…

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