We are delighted to announce Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as our charity partner for 2021.
Unfortunately, the best medical care for children isn’t always close to home, resulting in the need for families to travel long distances to get their child the treatment they need. RMHC provides homes for families to stay nearby whilst their child is being treated in hospital, ensuring they are fully supported and can remain actively involved in their child’s care.
The organisation has been supporting families globally since 1974, and currently has 12 houses across the UK, with the first being constructed in 1989. The houses are located as close as possible to specialist children’s hospitals, allowing families to be based close enough to be with their child in an instant. Houses are located across the UK, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and Brighton.
Each year RMHC helps over 6,000 families stay close to their children in hospital, by providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation. Families can rest, recharge, cook and stay as long as they need whilst their child is in hospital. This enables families to maintain somewhat of normal life, significantly reducing emotional and financial stress.
Totalkare have been raising money for RMHC through various fundraising activities such as mufti days, raffles, bake sales and sporting events. Keep an eye on our social media pages to see what we will be up to next