Keeping Families Together

We provide free family accommodation and support in our Houses, minutes from children’s hospital wards.

We work hand-in-hand with NHS doctors, nurses and infection control, so that we can offer the right support at the right times.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on us because we have had to cancel events that provided vital funds.

Yet it still costs us £25 a night to provide the accommodation and support each family needs, when their child is seriously ill in hospital.

Whatever you can give now will help us to make a real difference.

#Zero2Hero25 

Zero2Hero25 is our brand new initiative – its virtual, it’s home based – created to help you keep your mind and body active, in whatever way you like. Whether that’s some form of movement or exercise, learning a new skill or practicing some mindfulness.


Do what you can, where you can and when you can! And we ask you to raise or donate £25, the cost of hosting one family a day at one of our Houses.

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Giving Tuesday Now 

We are taking part in #GivingTuesdayNow by thanking you all for your support, and showing you how you can share your own messages of thanks!

Keeping our families safe – an update on Coronavirus (COVID- 19) 

At this challenging time, we are making changes to how we currently operate

We have provided free accommodation and support for over 50,000 families

When you have a seriously ill child in hospital, our Ronald McDonald Houses provide a real ‘home away from home’ so that families can have a ‘normal’ schedule – eating, resting and playing together as much as possible.Our Houses are located close to the children’s wards, so families can visit their child when they want. And staying with us is free, for as long as it’s needed.Hear it first-hand from just a few of the families we’ve helped

Help us make our Oxford House a home

Later this year, we hope to open new free family accommodation next to the Oxford Children’s Hospital for families with seriously ill children. 

The new House will have 62 bedrooms and support nearly 1,000 families a year.

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On average, our families would have to travel over 100 miles from home to hospital to visit their child if it wasn’t for our Ronald McDonald Houses.

6000

families

Supported last year

76

miles

Average distance travelled last year

552

days

longest time stayed last year

Get involved

As an independent charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters to help families with poorly children in hospital. You could help by fundraising at your child’s school, in your workplace, or by taking part in one of our events.

Our fabulous fundraisers

Naomi

Great Manchester Run

Ride London

Chris

RideLondon

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Ash

London Marathon

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“To be able to be near my family during such an awful time made all the difference. I can never thank Rachel and her team enough for what they did. I saw my children happy and spending time with their poorly brother.”

Hayley,

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Our Houses

Can we help your family?

Our Houses provide a free and welcoming place to stay, available to families with children being treated at our partnered NHS hospitals across the UK. Families can stay with us for as long as they need to. Find out how you can be referred for a room, and if there is a House at your child’s hospital.

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Latest news

Paying it forward after a devastating diagnosis: Claire’s story

“If we can let someone else benefit from what we’ve been through, then that’s great. It’s really high up in our list of what’s important.”

Paying it forward after a devastating diagnosis: Claire’s story

“If we can let someone else benefit from what we’ve been through, then that’s great. It’s really high up in our list of what’s important.”

Scrap your car – and support RMHC UK!

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is delighted to be chosen as Scrap Car Comparison’s ‘charity of the month’ for August 2020. Throughout the month of August, motorists can support RMHC UK when they scrap their vehicles with Scrap Car Comparison, by …

Scrap your car – and support RMHC UK!

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is delighted to be chosen as Scrap Car Comparison’s ‘charity of the month’ for August 2020. Throughout the month of August, motorists can support RMHC UK when they scrap their vehicles with Scrap Car Comparison, by …

Finding lifelong friendship in unprecedented times: Sophie and Vicki’s story

‘Without the support of Sophie, I can honestly say I would not be as positive as I am now. Craig moved back home until he was allowed back on the ward and Sophie became my go-to person.’

Finding lifelong friendship in unprecedented times: Sophie and Vicki’s story

‘Without the support of Sophie, I can honestly say I would not be as positive as I am now. Craig moved back home until he was allowed back on the ward and Sophie became my go-to person.’

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