We’re proud of the work we do in the community including the children’s charity ROMAC.
We have dropped off Christmas Trees, lights and decorations each year the New House has been opened, this year our supplier Craigmarloch Nursery kindly offered to donated trees and lights for House. We dropped these off along with a great variety of selection boxes for the kids/ families who will be staying in Ronald McDonald House over Christmas.
We wish Ronald McDonald House, Families, Staff and Supporters a Very Merry Christmas and all the very Best of Health and Happiness in 2018.
Testimonial from ROMAC –
“Ronald McDonald House opened in Glasgow in 1996 to provide accommodation for families with seriously and critically ill children expecting to spend long periods of time in Hospital.
With the aim of providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families for the length of their child’s stay in hospital whether that be days, weeks or many months.
The House has 30 bedrooms and every practical amenity a family needs when spending time away from home, including hotel standard en-suite bedrooms, kitchen/diner, play areas, lounges, laundry, library, private gardens and car parking and free Wi-Fi.
Staffed 24 hours a day there is always someone on hand to help support families through difficult times.
Over 550 families from throughout Scotland each year will call the House their home. Enabling them to always be close to their child and remain together as a family.
Since 1996 over 11,000 families have stayed in the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow. Being an independent charity the House receives no government or NHS funding but relies on donations and fundraising to keep the doors open.
With the relocation of the hospital in 2015 from Yorkhill to Govan, the House also moved so families would always be close to their children. The new House sits in the grounds of the new Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow just a few minutes walk away from the wards.
During the building process of the new House, Priory Bridge Landscaping (PBL) were employed to help with the landscape design and implementation of our gardens as well as helping with our fencing and gates.
And since then our relationship has blossomed into more than just work. Priory Bridge Landscaping have become great supporters of the House, taking part in fundraising events to help raise awareness and funds for the charity.
Including 10 employees braving the longest zip wire in Scotland and zipping over the River Clyde, they’ve also fast become regular attendees at our Annual Ball and Ladies Lunches. And even stepping in to help with bag packing days at Sainsbury’s Braehead.
Jacqui and the team go out of their way to do so much more, through gifting prizes and raising awareness of the House and inviting family, friends and corporate contacts along to visit the House to see exactly how their support turns into practical help to families in need.
Studies show that children who have their families with them in hospital cope better and heal faster.
Families and staff couldn’t be more proud to have PBL’s support so together we can continue to give families what they need most – each other.”