Ronald Mcdonald House Bristol

Ronald Mcdonald House Bristol

Charity information

Ronald Mcdonald House Bristol

Ronald McDonald House Bristol provides free 'home away from home' accommodation and support to the families of critically ill children being treated at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Our House comprises of 21 ensuite bedrooms, lounge and playroom, kitchen, laundry facilities and gardens. We first opened our doors in 2002 and over the past 15 years have housed over 7,400 families and counting.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    The aim of Ronald McDonald House Bristol is simple: to keep families together.

    Our house is only 5 minutes from the hospital, enabling families to spend more valuable time together whilst having somewhere to seek respite from the hospital. Having a child in hospital is a traumatic experience without the added pressure of being miles from home and trying to find somewhere to stay. Families come from all over the South West for their children to receive specialist treatment at the hospital making the journey impossible to do on a daily basis and many simply cannot afford hotel accommodation. Without a room in our house parents would have nowhere to stay. Families stay with us for as long as their child is in hospital which can range from a couple of days to months to even years. For these reasons, it is imperative to us that we provide our service free of charge, to give families one less thing to worry about.

    Our objectives are to look after the whole family practically and emotionally enabling them to be able to feel some sense of 'normality' away from the hospital at one of the most stressful times of their life.

    We are an independent charity and receive no statutory funding meaning we have to raise all of our running costs through corporate and public support, fundraising events and our generous supporters.

  • Aims

    Ronald Mcdonald House Bristol aims to:

    • To keep families together by providing free accommodation and support to the families of critically ill children receiving treatment at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1091342

    Full time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01179081376

    Address: Royal Fort Road BS2 8DH

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  • Maintaining Our Home Away From Home

    Maintaining the level of comfort and support families in need require and deserve is our m... More