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Ronald McDonald House Liverpool is located in the grounds of the world famous Alder Hey children’s hospital. We are an independent charity and offer home from home accomodation to families of seriously ill children receiving care and treatment at the hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey offers support and a safe place to stay for families at the toughest time in their life. Research has proven that children recover better with their family around them, which is why we work hard to keep families together and close to the ward.
We try to take the worry away from our families, so that they can concentrate of the well being of their child. Our staff are on hand 24 hours each day to assist, and our facilities are open all day and night for families to use, to keep daily life as normal as possible. We have kitchens, laundry facilities and communal areas for our families, and once a week our family support and volunteers prepare a home cooked meal.
Research shows us that having the ability to stay close to your child whilst they are being treated in hospital hugely aids recovery and makes a massive difference to all the family including the brothers or sisters of the child being cared for. Helping families stay close by is what we do.
At Ronald McDonald House, familes stay with us at no cost to themselves. As an indenpendent charity we are funded entirely by donations from our supporters. It costs us £30 per night to accommodate a family, which means we must raise around £750,000 annually to support our families 365 days per year.
We are the largest Ronald McDonald house in Europe, with 84 bedrooms, including 15 longer stay apartments, and can help over 2,000 families a year. Families come from as far afield as North Wales, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Isle of Man and across Merseyside and the North West.
We provide our families with a warm and welcoming environment, where they can stay for as long as they need. This can be weeks, months or in some cases, even years.
We can only do the work we do at Ronald McDonald House thanks to our supporters. The volunteers, the fundraisers, the corporate partners, all who give their time or donations to help us to help our families.