Celebrating 23 years of Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow!
Ronald McDonald House Glasgow celebrated its 23rd birthday on 6 March this year and in doing so reflected on its past achievements.
In 1996 the then Yorkhill House opened its doors for the first time as the first Ronald McDonald House in Scotland, allowing families with seriously ill children to remain close to their child throughout their time in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The House was established to provide free, high quality ‘home away from home’ accommodation within a couple of minutes walking distance from the hospital. As the Yorkhill based hospital moved to Govan, the House moved with it and in June 2015 our ‘new’ House opened its doors and continues to provide the same service to families during some of the most difficult times of their lives.
In the past 23 years Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has been the only Ronald McDonald House in Scotland and has welcomed over 11,000 families through its doors, continuing to provide a warm, safe, friendly environment for over 1,400 people each year.
In just the past 4 months, Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has increased its bedroom capacity from 30 to 31 bedrooms, which will help to provide even more families with such a caring home. Not only has the House added another room, it has also redeveloped its reception space to make it more homely and welcoming for the families who stay there.