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McDonald’s is celebrating 30 years supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.

Together we have supported 50,000 families across the UK.

Having a seriously ill child in hospital feels like drowning.

And for those families, staying close to their child becomes their number one priority.

Watch the families who have benefitted from staying in a Ronald McDonald House.

Make a difference to families across the UK


Our Partnership with McDonald’s

Since 1989, McDonald’s and its Franchisees have raised over £85 million for our Charity which goes towards the running and building of Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK.

As well as donating part of their profits, McDonald’s and its Franchisees also hold annual fundraising days, provide free office space, business resources and advertising.

In October 2019, McDonald’s introduced a exciting new way for customers in their restaurants to donate what they can to the Charity. Customers ordering from the kiosks can now round up to the nearest pound or give a set donation of 1p, 10p and 20p of which 100% is given to Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.

Meet our families

Meet the Bird family

Meet the Springer family

How your donation helps


could host a breakfast morning


could look after one family for a night


could pay for toys in our playrooms