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 Houses across the UK, supported by our amazing staff.

During this difficult time we have, like other charities, seen a large decrease in income – we have had to cancel or postpone many of our fundraising events. We are doing everything we can to turn ‘face to face’ fundraising into ‘virtual’, so read on to find out more…

Keeping our families and our staff safe during COVID-19

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#Zero2Hero25 

Zero2Hero25 is our 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.

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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

Following our successful ‘Help us make our Oxford House a Home’ campaign and a culmination of years of planning and hard work, our new 62-bedroom Oxford house is now complete. Whilst we are operating the House on a restricted basis due to the COVID-19 crisis, and currently admitting two families per week, we look forward to officially opening as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

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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.

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Latest news

Keeping our families and our staff safe during COVID-19

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. In the last two months, it has seriously challenged our ability to …

Keeping our families and our staff safe during COVID-19

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. In the last two months, it has seriously challenged our ability to …

#RMHCUK keeping our families safe – an update on Coronavirus

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 …

#RMHCUK keeping our families safe – an update on Coronavirus

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 …

Tuesday 5 May #GivingTuesdayNow for #RMHCUK

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity taking place on Tuesday 5 May as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Everyone, everywhere can show their support for the good causes and communities that …

Tuesday 5 May #GivingTuesdayNow for #RMHCUK

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity taking place on Tuesday 5 May as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Everyone, everywhere can show their support for the good causes and communities that …

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