The best medical care isn’t always close to home
For the past 30 years, we’ve been supporting families by providing free family accommodation just a stone’s throw away from their child’s hospital.
Celebrating our 30th birthday
Since 1989, we’ve supported 50,000 families with free ‘home away from home’ accommodation.
Why is that so important?
When you have a seriously ill child in hospital, our Ronald McDonald Houses provide a real ‘home away from home’ so that families can have a ‘normal’ schedule, can eat, stay and play together as much as possible.
Hear it first-hand from just a few of the families we’ve helped.
Get your Christmas bauble
It costs £25 a day to support a family and £175 for the Christmas week.
Personalise your own Christmas bauble to send to your loved ones this Christmas. We have three different designs to choose from.
Each bauble will help families stay together when they need it the most.
In Spring 2020, we will open new free family accommodation next to the Oxford Children’s Hospital for families with seriously ill children.
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As an independent charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters to help families with poorly children in hospital. You could help by fundraising at your child’s school, in your workplace, or by taking part in one of our events.
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Great Manchester Run
“To be able to be near my family during such an awful time made all the difference. I can never thank Rachel and her team enough for what they did. I saw my children happy and spending time with their poorly brother.”
With your help, we’ve supported 50,000 families over the last 30 years.
Can we help your family?
Our Houses provide a free and welcoming place to stay, available to families with children being treated at our partnered NHS hospitals across the UK. Families can stay with us for as long as they need to. Find out how you can be referred for a room, and if there is a House at your child’s hospital.
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