One of Liverpool’s longest established independent Solicitors, Maxwell Hodge, has chosen Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, Liverpool as their charity of the year.
Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, affectionately known as ‘Mac House’, is a special caring home where families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital can stay, without charge, for the duration of their child’s stay in hospital.
The House is a registered Charity and is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. Since opening in 1993, Mac House has helped over 15,000 families many of who are not from Liverpool. The cost of accommodating a family for one night is approximately £25 and the annual running costs of the House amount to £600,000. Specially designed, the House provides family bedrooms, spacious common sitting areas, galley kitchens, television rooms, playrooms and laundry facilities for up to 84 families.
Director, Claire Banks, from Maxwell Hodge Solicitors, recently attended at Mac House to present a cheque for £1,000.00 to their House Director, Wendy Carson.
Claire Banks said “This facility, so close to Alder Hey Hospital, is invaluable to the families of the children who need the care of the hospital. It relies entirely on donations to exist. Having viewed the facility and heard, first hand, how Mac House is helping in such difficult circumstances it was felt that Maxwell Hodge should try and do something to support it. We are proud to be fund raising for this charity.”
Over the next 12 months, Maxwell Hodge aim to raise at least £3,500 for this amazing charity. Throughout the year, they will be looking at ways to raise as much money as possible. Recently Maxwell Hodge held a Christmas Charity Quiz Night, raising over £1,500.
Gillian Wilson, Fundraising Manager at Mac House said “We are absolutely delighted with the amount raised on the Christmas Charity Quiz Night and look forward to the next event. It was a great night and a great start to our partnership with Maxwell Hodge Solicitors.”
Staff from Maxwell Hodge Solicitors also participated in the Christmas Jumper Day on the 15th December when further funds were raised for the charity. Events will be organised for 2018.
For more information about the charity visit http://www.ronaldmcdonaldhouseliverpool.org.uk/