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Pay for a Day

Pay for a Day gives you the chance to fund 24 hours of caring for families in one of our 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK.

Raise anywhere between £295 and £2,111 to fund one of our Houses for a day!

Any day you choose to pay for will be a unique day where families from all walks of life will be staying in our accommodation, completely free of charge, thanks to your support.

Your day might be the day a child is able to come and meet their new-born sibling for the first time, or the day a child is able to come over from the hospital after life-saving surgery.

The Ronald McDonald House means our family can stay together. It has given us somewhere to stay, a warm bed and people to talk to about our worries and concerns. If we’ve needed a shoulder to cry on, the staff are always there for us and are very friendly and caring.

– Michelle, mum

The cost of a day’s care varies between our Houses and is displayed below. You can make a personal donation, or give via your organisation. You may prefer to fundraise the amount personally, or with friends and family.

If you are interested in supporting our Pay for a Day and would like to discuss how you can help us, get in touch with one of our Regional Fundraisers, or fill in the query form

Choosing Your Day

Each day is offered on a strictly first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to availability in your preferred House.

If you are happy to make your support public, we would love to show our gratitude by:

  • A special thank you from our team
  • Social media recognition
  • A personal visit to your local Ronald McDonald House


Each day in our Houses can be very different, the following gives an idea of a 24 hour day in a House:

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact: Caroline.Sinclair@uk.mcd.com or fill in our query form