Staff at the Ebbw Vale branch of McDonald’s put on a Psychic Medium night to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK), the independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with sick children in hospitals across the UK. The event was led by Kim Parry, a shift supervisor from the restaurant who has also volunteered a number of times at her local Ronald McDonald House based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
The Psychic Medium night took place at the Newbridge Rugby Club on Friday 22 February, featuring local Psychic Medium Leigh Gameson. Around 30 people attended and the event raised £176 to help Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK) continue to provide families a place to stay. This amount could provide 7 nights of accommodation for a family with a poorly child in hospital.
In 2018 Ebbw Vale McDonald’s raised over £2,000 through various fundraising events for the Charity which last year supported more than 8,000 families with children in hospital and this year hope to raise in the region of £3,000 to help the Charity celebrate its 30th Anniversary.
There are Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK are situated in or near hospital grounds and enable seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and to maintain a degree of normal family life.
Event organiser and McDonald’s Shift Supervisor, Kim said:
“I am really pleased to be able to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities. My sister was born with a cleft palate and my family had to travel between Ebbw Vale and Swansea for her to have treatment. Knowing what difference a Ronald McDonald House would have made for my family makes me really appreciate what the Charity does.”
To find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK) visit www.rmhc.org.uk