McDonald House Birmingham is one of the largest in
the country with sixty-six bedrooms. Located in the
heart of Britain's second city it serves families
with a child sick in Birmingham Childrens' Hospital.
These families are not local, they come from all
over the country for the specialist treatment this
hospital offers. Ronald McDonald House provides them
with a home from home.
These pictures show Birmingham's Childrens'
Hospital. A very special place.
Ronald McDonald House is just a short walk from the
hospital. Every room in the house has a direct phone
link to the child's ward.
To quote the words of Libby, the House Manager at
Birmingham, ours is a loud house.
While caring with a loving arm about each family its
philosophy is to have fun and to provide an
environment packed with activity while at the same
time having quiet spaces for those who need it.
excuse for a party and we will take it up, explained
another member of this loving, fun house team.
Birmingham Children's Hospital is one of the top
four specialist childrens' hospitals in the country.
As a nationally designated specialist centre for
epilepsy surgery the hospital sees patients from
Birmingham, the West Midlands and far beyond. The
hospital houses a neo-natal department and a
paediatric intensive care unit. As well as this the
facility is also a trauma centre for the West
Midlands, a national transplant centre and a centre
of excellence for complex heart conditions and the
treatment of burns, cancer, liver and kidney
disease. Accommodating all of these specialities
means that over 240,000 patients visit Birmingham
Children's Hospital each year.
Could this be the world's largest jigsaw puzzle ?
It stretches right across one wall in a room.
Goodness knows how many tens, no hundreds, of
thousand pieces it has within it.
OurRebekah supports Ronald McDonald House with a
number of projects. There are items within our e-bay
page dedicated to this house. Every goal Sheffield
Wednesday Football Club sponsors the house.
Our Golden Gate Bridge Fun Run will also support
Birmingham. Talking of Bridges The Bridge House is
dedicated to Birmingham as is the Wild Adventures of
Di Central Eating. We also have other ideas
would think, would you not, that a laundry room
would be a pretty boring old place but just look at
this. Don't you love the painting on the wall ?
When one particular child was in hospital and his
family staying in the hospital, granny took up
residence in the laundry room from where she took
charge of doing the washing and ironing for every
Not sure is she is one of the two ladies in the
Birmingham is known as The House That Love Built.
Love oozes from the walls, love to support families
beautiful wall painting in a playroom was put there
by a family whose child, sadly did not survive
treatment. It was give to the house in love to say
THANK YOU for the support given.
Is that The Wave Of Love. That is the name of our
daily blog. You can check who is surfing our wave
each day by checking our home page.
Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham is one of the
largest in the country. It costs £25 a night to care
for a family, with 66 rooms that comes to £1,650
day, £11,550 a week, a staggering £600,600 a
OurRebekah can do is small but important.
Support, of course, does not mean only money. As
well as sponsoring goals within Sheffield
Wednesday's games we send team scarfs and match-day
programmes to football fans in the house.
We send little cards of love to families. Would you
sign one ?
Click the sign a card link at the top of the page.