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Thank You to McDonald’s!

We’re grateful to have the support of our partner McDonald’s and it’s franchisees who have made a huge impact when they donated a whopping £250,000.

Find out how this incredible donation will make a real and significant difference for families.

McDonald’s have been our closest corporate partner since 1989. On top of the amazing support of McDonald’s staff and customers throughout 2021, McDonald’s donated an incredible £250,000 to our Christmas campaign.

Thank you to McDonald’s and it’s franchisees for the incredible £250,000 donation – this is enough to accommodate 625 families in a Ronald McDonald House for the duration of their child’s hospital treatment.

And will enable us to:

  • Provide accommodation for these families to be near their ill child as long as they need it
  • Reduce the financial burden they experience
  • Alleviate the isolation and stress they may feel
  • Ensure trained house teams are available to support family-centred care
  • Enhance the emotional well-being of children and families

£250,000 could pay for 1,000 sets of pillows, sheets and duvets to keep our families cosy.

£250,000 is what it costs for 298 days of electricity across all our Houses, keeping kettles boiled, TVs blaring and WiFi whirring.

Our staff are the heart of our Houses and the incredible donation of £250k from McDonald’s will be able to keep that heart beating for over a month!

Our Partnership with McDonald’s

Since 1989, McDonald’s and its Franchisees have been supporting our Charity.

As well as donating part of their profits, McDonald’s and its Franchisees also hold annual fundraising days, provide free office space, business resources and advertising.

Other ways McDonald’s have helped us raise funds

Collection boxes in restaurants

The biggest gift that McDonald’s and their Franchisees have ever given us is the opportunity to place our collection boxes in their restaurants across the UK

In 2021, these boxes provided Ronald McDonald House Charities UK with over £1.7 million donated by generous McDonald’s customers. We’re so grateful to each and every customer who gave their spare change; these donations are used exclusively by Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, primarily to build new Houses.

Digital donations

McDonald’s introduced the ability to donate to our Charity through their self-order Kiosks in 2019. This raised over £2 million in 2021.

In 2021, McDonald’s introduced the capability to donate to the Charity via the MyMcDonald’s App which generated donations of just under £18,000.

Help us provide free home away from home accommodation to support families with children in hospital with a donation.