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Having a child in hospital is unimaginable for families. At Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, we ease some of the burden by providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation.
The best medical care for your child isn’t always close to home, and families often find themselves travelling long distances to be with their child in hospital.
Our 13 Houses across the UK give families a warm and comfortable place to rest, eat and relax, just moments away from their child’s hospital ward. Our support is invaluable to families at a critical time in their lives.
“As a dad, there is nothing worse than seeing your child sick in hospital, especially during these uncertain times. The staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK have been truly supportive and attentive. Having what they have provided us with has been worth its weight in gold.”
James Ellis and his wife stayed in our Birmingham House when their son Henry was getting treated in Hospital.
We are passionate about the support we give to families each year. Since 1989, we have supported over 50,000 families from all walks of life, living in the UK or coming from abroad for specialist care. For those families, staying close to their child in hospital receiving care is the number one priority.
70p from every pound donated
is spent on running and developing Houses
We operate from 13 NHS hospitals with more developments planned for the future
As an independent charity, we rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers, fundraisers and donors to keep families close to their sick children in hospital each year.