Ronald McDonald House Glasgow - £14,600
Keeping families together
Each year, Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides free accommodation for more than 500 families from across Scotland. In many cases, their child is critically ill in the Royal Hospital for Children and far from home as a result of having been transferred by helicopter or ambulance. The accommodation is a short walk from the hospital and helps families cope by keeping them together and reducing financial stress.
A home from home
The house is open 24/7, 365 days a year with all linen, bedding, cleaning products and cooking essentials provided, as well as heating, lighting and housekeeping. Every one of the 30 bedrooms has a phone linked directly with the children’s ward, so parents can call or be called at a moment’s notice. Throughout the year, the house is at a 95% capacity.
The Crerar Trust’s funding sponsors a family room, Sunflower, for a year. The grant provides a home from home and will also contribute towards the running cost of shared spaces such as the library and dining area.