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.

On average, our families would have to travel over 76 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

With your help, we’ve supported 50,000 families over the last 30 years.

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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.

Find a House

Latest news

Experiencing the Outside: Finn’s Story

“We just wanted to be close to our little boy” Guest blogger: Leanne Finn was diagnosed with septic pneumonia hydronephrosis and a VSD at birth. In September, he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. Then in October, he ended up with …

Experiencing the Outside: Finn’s Story

“We just wanted to be close to our little boy” Guest blogger: Leanne Finn was diagnosed with septic pneumonia hydronephrosis and a VSD at birth. In September, he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. Then in October, he ended up with …

Hellish Week: Jace’s Story

“I would have stayed by Jace’s bedside no matter what, but that wouldn’t be practical for us all. We would have been separated, but the House enabled us to stay together.” – mum, Kylie

Hellish Week: Jace’s Story

“I would have stayed by Jace’s bedside no matter what, but that wouldn’t be practical for us all. We would have been separated, but the House enabled us to stay together.” – mum, Kylie

Scotland to England: Aurora’s Story

“We travel from Aberdeen to London for the specialist treatment our baby needs” – dad, Matthew.

Scotland to England: Aurora’s Story

“We travel from Aberdeen to London for the specialist treatment our baby needs” – dad, Matthew.

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