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About Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

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.

How we help

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 11 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.

Our impact

#Team RMHC are passionate about the support we give to the 6,000 families helped each year. Since 1989, we have supported over 50,000 families from all walks of life, both across the UK and some corners of the globe. For those families, staying close to their child in hospital receiving care is the number one priority. 

78p from every pound donated
is spent on running and developing houses

We operate from 11 NHS hospitals with more developments planned for the future

Impact of your donation

As an independent charity, we rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers, fundraisers and donors to keep 6,000 families close to their sick children in hospital each year.

If you think you can help us support more families, please donate what you can here.