I have recently come across a charity whom I had briefly heard about before but didn’t know too much about: Ronald McDonald House Charities.
So what do they do?
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent Charity which aims to provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
I know I feel worried when my daughters get a slight cold so can you imagine what a parent must be going through if their child has to stay in a hospital which isn’t even local? They do not have just the worry of their child being so ill that they have to stay in hospital, but also the worry about travelling there, possibly daily, or the stress of the family finding somewhere to stay to be close to the child.
The Mohammed family are one of these families who needed help and support from the Ronald McDonald House Charities. They stayed in a Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham while their daughter received treatment for Leukaemia. You can see in the following video how much it meant to the family.
The Ronald McDonald House charities are celebrating its 25 year anniversary this year of supporting families with children in hospital. As part of their celebrations, their supporters will be sharing some of their charity moments that they will always remember. You can see some of the other moments on their website: http://www.rmhc.org.uk/moments/
These places are awesome. They were building one when my niece wa in hospital with pneumonia so we had to do daily hourly trips to and from the hospital with only one parent being allowed to stay over. (On a bed that doesn’t look very big). They take a massive burden off parents and they do a really excellent job too.
Ohhh wow fab a fab charity.x
A truly fantastic charity which have supported a couple of friends of mine several times.
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A very notable and worthy charity, thank you for sharing x
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Thanks for sharing the work of this fab charity x
A great charity and a great post 🙂
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great post about an amazing charity x
These houses are such a good idea – it must be terrible having a poorly child without having to panic about where to stay nearby. Great post 🙂
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What a great charity. I’m sure they have a special place in lots of hearts x
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At a time when your child is ill there is nothing more worrying to your mind than being with the child.This is such a great charity that help parents stay close by.
I know many people who have been supported by this amazing charity. When your child is in hospital you need as much support as possible
I had never heard of the charity before but it sounds like they do a wonderful job.
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Aww I know what you mean, it must be so difficult at those times so charities like this are amazing x
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Such a worth while charity. It is such a hard time having a child in hospital, parents and families need so much support x
Its a amazing how much support these charities offer, they provide so much more then care. Thank you for sharing.
I always put my loose change in their collections pots and it is lovely to see the money being put to good use
My sister’s family stayed in one in the US when my nephew fell ill on holiday. I know she was so grateful to be able to stay in one.
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Thanks for highlighting his – it’s a great charity x x
I’d not heard of this charity before but they sound fantastic.
One of the most difficult parts when a child is poorly is sorting sleeping arrangements and transport so this sounds like a superb idea x
Thank you all for your lovely comments and to Muslim Mummy for writing the post about our Charity Moments. Raising awareness of the Charity makes such a difference to our cause and really helps to support more families with children in hospital. If you’d like to hear more about the Charity, please visit our website at http://www.rmhc.org.uk
Thank you! x
what an amazing charity, thanks for sharing x
Sounds like a fantastic charity, i’ve never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing x
Ronald McDonald is a fantastic charity which we have used in the past. They really are fantastic!
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