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McDonald’s – Our mission partner at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK has been McDonald’s charity of choice since the Charity was founded in the UK in 1989.

At Ronald McDonald House Charities UK our vision is for every child in hospital to have their families close by, ensuring families are fully supported in all of our Houses and remain actively involved in their child’s care every step of the way.

Since 1989, our mission partner McDonald’s have raised over £100 million for our Charity which goes towards the running and building of Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK.

Together we have supported over 95,000 families across the UK.

Average distance travelled:
68 miles

Average length of stay:
16 nights

Longest stay YTD:
1005 nights

Total families accommodated in 2023:
8,415 families

A huge THANK YOU to McDonald’s and their customers!

  • Collection Boxes – Last year McDonald’s customers generously donated their spare change in restaurants raising a fantastic £1.7 million
  • Kiosk donations – The ability to round-up an order was introduced in 2019 and has raised over £8 million
  • App donations – McDonald’s introduced the capability to donate to our Charity via the MyMcDonald’s App in 2021
  • Volunteering –  Staff from restaurants and offices regularly volunteer at our Houses supporting both families and our fantastic House teams
  • Fundraising – From raffles to runs, McDonald’s teams are always happy to get involved with events, raising vital funds which enable us to support more families

When you have a child in hospital, every moment matters – McDonald’s ongoing support helps us give valuable time to families with children in hospital.