Registered Charity No: 802047 (England & Wales), SCO40717 (Scotland).

Ronald McDonald House Charities supports families with seriously ill children by providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. We are driven by the passionate belief that every child in hospital deserves to have their family close by to provide much needed comfort and hope.

There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses, helping over 6,000 families each year. Families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need to - whether it’s for two nights or two years. However, there is still a great deal to do. Many families still have to sleep in their cars to stay close to their sick child and the Charity is determined to help as many of these families as possible.

We have ambitious plans to build more Houses, but we need your help. A donation in your Will - however large or small - will make a huge difference.

  • £500 will buy furniture for the quiet room in a Ronald McDonald House for familiesto come to terms with their child’s illness
  • £5,000 will furnish the communal dining room for 10 families
  • £100,000 will build an en suite bedroom in a new Ronald McDonald House for a family to sleep in

For further information on leaving a legacy to Ronald McDonald House Charities please call us on 0844 840 0844 or email us at

Together, we can bring hope to hundreds of children across the UK for years to come.