You know McDonalds, right? You can’t miss the huge yellow ‘M’ around town. And even if you did, I’m sure your kids will draw your eyes to it. Strange how they can spot it a mile away (or more) even if you are in a foreign country (like Bali!) It’s the place of Happy Meals and burgers and fast food and even healthy salads. (yes, really).
But, do you know about the Ronald McDonald House Charities? Possibly not, because there’s no big yellow ‘M’ to draw your attention to it.
The RMHC is a charity that do a wonderful service to families of children who are in hospital. It’s hard for parents with children in hospital especially when the hospitals are not near home. The Ronald McDonald’s houses are as close as possible to 14 specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. This means that families can be near their child without thinking of the stress of travelling. It relieves emotional and financial strain. The family is but a phone call away with all the bedrooms in the house linked by telephone directly to the children’s ward.
Isn’t this perfect for families of children especially for those who have to spend a lot of time in hospital?
Obviously a charity like this needs volunteers and workers and finance. To raise money, McDonalds will be bringing the Jungle Theme to its restaurants this Saturday 22nd October with four new animal soft toys for customers to purchase for £2.50 each from the Kiosk, front counter and Drive-thru window, with 100% of donations going to the charity.
These are seriously cute as you can see from the pictures so head over to your nearest McDonalds and pick one or two up for the children. They are also ideal stocking fillers if we are thinking of Christmas?
It is amazing work that the charity is doing, helping families in their time of need so why not do your bit and help them too?
Visit RMCH.org for more details
Here’s a video of Jeff Brazier visiting RMHC House