Give in Memory

We know that losing a loved one is devastating.  There may come a point in time when you wish to remember that loved one by doing something in their memory.

Remembering a loved one

If you’re remembering a loved one by collecting donations in their memory, we hope it brings you some comfort to know that by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities UK you will be helping us to keep even more families near their sick children in hospital.

You can remember a loved one in several ways, for example by taking part in an event or by raising money in their memory.

Raise money with an online donation page

Many of our supporters choose to set up an online donation page for anyone who finds it easier to donate this way, or who cannot attend the funeral. You can do this by setting up a Just Giving page.

Take part in an event

You may wish to take part in an event such as a cycle or run. Our event section has lots of ideas for challenge events in which you can take part to remember a loved one.

Donation envelopes

We can provide you with free donation envelopes for funeral collections. We will be able to claim Gift Aid on any eligible donations made through these envelopes, generating up to 25p extra for every £1 that is donated at no cost to you. To request envelopes, please contact us on InMemoryRMHC@uk.mcd.com.

Create your own fundraiser

You can also create your own fundraising event in memory of your loved one. Take a look at our fundraising pack for some inspiration.

Donation in lieu of flowers

Another option is to donate money instead of giving flowers at a funeral. If you would like to receive some Gift Aid envelopes for the funeral please get in touch by emailing InMemoryRMHC@uk.mcd.com.

Pay in your fundraising

If you would like to pay in your fundraising online, or post your offline donations, visit our Donation page for more information.

INFORMATION FOR FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Many families choose to donate in memory of their loved one to their charity of choice. We really appreciate your guidance for our supporters. Please get in touch with InMemoryRMHC@uk.mcd.com if you would like to receive:

– Ronald McDonald House Charities Gift Aid envelopes
– In Memory giving leaflets to distribute, detailing how these donations support the Charity.

Please make any cheques payable to Ronald McDonald House Charities and send to the following address:
In Memory Fundraising, Ronald McDonald House Charities, 11-59 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AW

We will acknowledge receipt of the donation to yourselves and send an acknowledgement to the supporter. We really appreciate the support Funeral Directors provide to Ronald McDonald House Charities in providing free home away from home accommodation for families to be close to their child in hospital. It costs us £25 per night to accommodate one family and last year donations made in memory of loved ones were the equivalent of 1,400 nights for families staying in our Houses. Thank you for your continued support.

Our Impact

Since 2012, we’ve increased the number of families we support by 93%.

Thanks to our newest Houses, we’ll soon be able to help even more.