Maxwell Hodge Solicitors, have selected Ronald McDonald House, affectionately known as Mac House, an independent charity based in the grounds of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, as their Charity of the Year, and the organisation aims to raise £3,500.
The company, which has 8 branches across Merseyside and Wirral have committed all of its annual fundraising efforts to help the charity. Maxwell Hodge will fundraise, increase awareness and engage with employees across the company throughout 2017/2018 in a bid to raise vital funds to help support more families with a critically ill child.
Gill Wilson, Fundraising Manager for Mac House said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as Maxwell Hodge’s Charity of the Year. The partnership will have a huge impact for Mac House, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We can’t wait for the partnership to start”.
Mac House offers free accommodation to families and carers who have children staying at Alder Hey Hospital and there are no limits to how long or how often families can stay. The 84 rooms are funded purely from voluntary donations as Mac House does not receive monies from any other sources. £25 will pay for a room for a family for one night. The cost of accommodating a family for one week is approximately £175 and the annual running costs of the House amount to £600,000.
Over half the children cared for at Alder Hey come from outside Liverpool as far afield as Staffordshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. With more than 300 beds for sick children, Ronald McDonald House provides parents with accommodation for over 2000 families each year.
Claire Banks, Director of Maxwell Hodge said: “We at Maxwell Hodge are very much looking forward to working with Mac House over the coming year. The charity plays a vital role across the country by enabling families to stay close to their children whilst they are being treated at Alder Hey hospital. It provides an invaluable service”.
For more information about the charity visit http://www.ronaldmcdonaldhouseliverpool.org.uk/