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Major investment for our Alder Hey House

We’re undertaking a major refurbishment of our largest Ronald McDonald House, MacHouse, at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Help us transform the family experience and sustain our mission of offering a comforting ‘home away from home’ for the future.


Since 1993, Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, more fondly known as MacHouse, has offered a free ‘home away from home’ for families with children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Initially independent, MacHouse has now tripled in size to become Europe’s largest Ronald McDonald House, helping thousands of families. In 2022, Alder Hey House joined Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, leading to a significant investment to enhance facilities for families and staff.

Refurbishment details

The House is undergoing a major £11 million transformation project, its biggest refurbishment yet. This modernization effort aims to meet the needs of families and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for years to come. The project will be completed in two phases, with the facility to remain partly operational during the works. By late 2025, the House will be upgraded to match the high-quality standards of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK’s ‘home away from home’ accommodations.

The transformation will include:

Brand-new family kitchens on each floor to make cooking nutritional meals easier.

A complete refit of all bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms to provide brighter spaces to relax, with additional space to allow for remote working.

New and improved day room facilities to allow for more families to make use of the House and enjoy a variety of activities to support family well-being.

A re-landscaped garden with new, dedicated space for families to relax and children to play.

“The fact we didn’t have to worry about where to stay was just amazing and gave us such peace of mind. Over the past few years, we’ve raised around £10k for the Charity, as we’ve always been keen to give something back.  I’d urge anyone who can to support the project, as you never know when you or your family might need this wonderful facility.”Claire, Theodore’s mum

Support our appeal

This is our biggest refurbishment yet, and we need your support. With £9 million already raised, we are seeking the local community’s help to secure the final £2 million. Individuals, groups, schools, and businesses can contribute in various ways to help us reach our goal and enhance Liverpool’s ‘home away from home’ for future families.

For more information and find out how you can be involved, fill in the form below and one of our team will be in contact.

Sign up for an event to support The MacHouse Appeal

Run Aintree

Sign up for a 5k, 10k or half-marathon and raise vital funds towards our MacHouse Appeal

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Liverpool Inflatable 5k

Take on the Liverpool Inflatable 5k and bounce your way to vital funds for our MacHouse appeal.

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Liverpool Chester Bike Ride

Get on your bike for our MacHouse Appeal and take on the iconic Liverpool to Chester ride.

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In the meantime you can support the appeal with a personal donation or donate any money raised from fundraising here

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Mac House Appeal

Register your interest in supporting our Alder Hey refurbishment appeal and get a link to our Appeal Fundraising pack.

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