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How we use your donation

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

At Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, we believe that sick children need their families close. But the best medical care for children isn’t always going to be close to home and families often find themselves travelling long distances, to get to their child’s ward. 

That’s where we come in

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides families with free accommodation and support, just a stone’s throw from their child’s hospital bed. Parents and siblings have a place to rest their heads, along with facilities allowing them to retain as much normality as possible. With every donation you make, you’re helping us to keep families together, when it matters most. 

70p from every pound donated is spent on running and developing Houses.

We saved each family, on average, £1,240 in out-of-pocket accommodation costs.

We are partnered with 14 NHS hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales.

We saved families, on average, from travelling 68 miles to and from hospital each day to be with their child.

When you donate, you’re helping families like Rosie’s

For the first three months of Rosie’s life, her mum Helen spent more time at the Ronald McDonald House in Brighton, than she did at her own home. Read more about how donations from our supporters helped Rosie’s family over this time. 

Read Rosie’s story

Why we exist and how we use your donation

Your continued support means we can support families in our Houses across the country at their times of need. Watch the video below to meet some of the families whose lives have been affected by you donations.

Take a look around some of our Houses to see what facilities your donations go towards.