Ronald McDonald House Guy’s and St Thomas’ are a charity that provides free home away from home accommodation for families with children in the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Neonatal Ward. The House enables seriously ill children to have their families close by while they are undergoing treatment, maintaining a degree of normal family life – a saving grace for both parent and child. Families are able to stay as long as their child is in hospital, which can sometimes be for months, but Ronald McDonald House aim to provide much more than just a free place to stay. They offer comfort, support and a safe environment. Communal areas allow families to come together and share their experiences of having a child in hospital. To maintain a degree of normality, siblings and extended family can visit and stay at the Houses too. The House provides the families a place to call home when the rest of their world is in turmoil.
If you follow our updates on Facebook, you may already be aware that we recently teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Guy’s and St Thomas’ to ensure that the mothers currently staying with them found some joy on Mother’s Day by donating 12 bouquets for the rooms.
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate family and show your appreciation for those who mean the most. We know that these families are going through a difficult time and just knowing that one kind gesture could make such a difference to their day. We were so pleased and proud to have been able to help even in just a small way. And it’s wonderful to receive such a wonderful thank you message from the mothers & families and the House. We look forward to supporting them again in the future.
To find out more or donate to Ronald McDonald House, visit: www.rmhc.org