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 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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Our fabulous fundraisers
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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.”
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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