Keeping Families Together

We provide free family accommodation and support in our Houses, minutes from children’s hospital wards.

At this difficult time, we are still operating our 11 Houses across the UK, supported by our amazing staff.

Being an independent charity, we have adapted our much-needed fundraising from ‘real’ to ‘virtual’, so please do support our Zero2Hero25 Challenge. Thank you.

#Zero2Hero25 

Zero2Hero25 is a brand new initiative – its virtual, it’s home based – created to help you keep your mind and body active, in whatever way you like. Whether that’s some form of movement or exercise, learning a new skill or practicing some mindfulness.


Do what you can, where you can and when you can! And we ask you to raise or donate £25, the cost of hosting one family a day at one of our Houses.

Events

Keeping our families safe – an update on Coronavirus (COVID- 19) 

At this challenging time, please be assured that Ronald McDonald House Charities UK continues to care for the families currently staying in our Houses.

We’ve been PLANKED!  

Our amazing supporter, Bruce Turner of Cbeebies has launched a Plank Challenge on our behalf! He’s so far nominated Denise Welch (of Loose Women fame), to get planking and make a donation to help us support families with children in hospital.

You can also join the Plank Challenge!

Right now our theme is Get Moving – for good reason!

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

But don’t take our word for it, read Karen’s story and see how she was able to overcome anxiety after her daughter’s injuries from the Manchester bombing.

Karen Mills Manchester family

We have provided free accommodation and support for over 50,000 families

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 – eating, resting and playing together as much as possible.Our Houses are located close to the children’s wards, so families can visit their child when they want. And staying with us is free, for as long as it’s needed.Hear it first-hand from just a few of the families we’ve helped

Help us make our Oxford House a home

Later this year, we hope to open new free family accommodation next to the Oxford Children’s Hospital for families with seriously ill children. 

The new House will have 62 bedrooms and support nearly 1,000 families a year.

gavin and orion on oxford house bed

On average, our families would have to travel over 100 miles from home to hospital to visit their child if it wasn’t for our Ronald McDonald Houses.

6000

families

Supported last year

76

miles

Average distance travelled last year

552

days

longest time stayed last year

Get involved

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.

Our fabulous fundraisers

Naomi

Great Manchester Run

Ride London

Chris

RideLondon

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Ash

London Marathon

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“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.”

Hayley,

mum

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY

Your donation will help

Our Houses

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.

Find a House

Latest news

#RMHCUK Plank Challenge

#Plank Challenge #RMHCUK Did you know the longest plank is 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds? Unbelievable! One of our amazing supporters, Bruce Turner (from Cbeebies) has launched the Plank Challenge on our behalf. In these very difficult times, …

#RMHCUK Plank Challenge

#Plank Challenge #RMHCUK Did you know the longest plank is 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds? Unbelievable! One of our amazing supporters, Bruce Turner (from Cbeebies) has launched the Plank Challenge on our behalf. In these very difficult times, …

Coronavirus and RMHCUK Events

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK Events Following the recent Government decisions around managing Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone a number of our events, for the foreseeable future. This includes Challenge Events due to take place this summer. We will …

Coronavirus and RMHCUK Events

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK Events Following the recent Government decisions around managing Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone a number of our events, for the foreseeable future. This includes Challenge Events due to take place this summer. We will …

Coronavirus and keeping our Houses open for families

A note from Jon Haward, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK As I’m sure you’re aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a considerable impact on us as individuals, families and organisations and is challenging our ability to provide our core purpose …

Coronavirus and keeping our Houses open for families

A note from Jon Haward, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK As I’m sure you’re aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a considerable impact on us as individuals, families and organisations and is challenging our ability to provide our core purpose …

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