It’s our charity of choice

It’s important for children in hospital to have their family around. Ronald McDonald House Charities gives them a welcoming place to stay nearby.
We’re a family restaurant, so keeping families together when they have a seriously ill child is something that’s really important to us.
With your help, we’ve been supporting them since 1989.

Meet the families

For the past 35 years, McDonald’s has supported Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, in helping over 100,000 families. Watch to find out more.

What does Ronald McDonald House Charities do?

When you’re a child in hospital, having your family around can make all the difference. It can make something that’s really scary a lot more bearable. The Charity helps keep families together, by providing free accommodation near specialist children’s hospitals. It gives them a ‘home away from home’ where they can rest, cook and take time out. Each House also has staff who are there to provide help and support to the families, so they can focus on giving their child the care they need. Find Out More

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What McDonald’s does to help the charity

We’re the largest corporate supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK. As well as donating part of our profits, we also hold annual fundraising days, provide free office space, business resources and advertising.

Since 1989, we’ve raised over £100 million for the Charity which goes towards the running and building of Ronald McDonald Houses. For the last 35 years, our customers have played a huge part in that by dropping their spare change into the collection boxes at our tills and in the Drive-Thru, rounding up at kiosks and donating My McDonald’s Rewards points.

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Raising money in many ways

The McDonald’s family supports many of the Charity’s events and restaurant employees, Franchisees, office staff and suppliers regularly take part in fundraising activities to raise money for the Charity. As well as this, teams from McDonald’s often volunteer at Ronald McDonald Houses, offering enthusiastic support to the House teams.

Every donation makes a difference

Your kind donations help to support existing Ronald McDonald Houses and build new ones. McDonald’s introduced the ability to donate to the Charity through the self-order Kiosks in 2019. This has now raised over £12 million since launch.

Every donation not only helps keep the Houses running, it also allows for investment into the estate and the family experience.

A joyful family of four sharing laughter and smiles in the comfort of a sunny garden.

Did you know?

There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK that give families a warm and comfortable place to rest, eat and relax, just moments away from their child’s hospital ward.

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