Believe it or not Christmas is
coming and coming sooner than you think.
The aim of OurRebekah is to raise support for
Ronald McDonald House Charities...
SUPPORT does not mean ONLY money.
Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities is our
JOURNEY is to have fun, to be a bit
silly, to smile and to make people smile. If the
Journey is fun then the Destination will be a
success. We have been inundated with people wanting
to to be a part of this project so time to get
things started. Time to put lots of smiles on lots
When you do your Christmas
shopping we want you to buy an extra gift, something
round about £5 and a maximum of £10 - something you
could give to a family in one of the Ronald McDonald
Houses while their is a child from that family sick in hospital.
Wrap it up and add a Christmas
card sending love from your own family.
If you want to you can also go to our JustGiving page and make a donation of £2 to go with
your present. THIS IS OPTIONAL. The money
will go DIRECT to Ronald McDonald House
Charities for them to add to their own Christmas
We need you to take a selfie of
your family with the gift which we can add to our
When you have done all this you
can then simply take your gift to one of a series of drop
points we will be setting up.
In the week before Christmas
Santa will make a series of secret visits to Ronald
Houses to leave gifts for families who will have
children in hospital over Christmas.
We have received from our
wonderful friends and supporters ideas, suggestions
and offers of help for this project. If you are part
of a community group, a sports or social club, if
you work in a school which would like to be a part
of our Secret Santa then we would like to hear from
you. If you could offer a drop off location in a
shop, office, business, club - whatever, then we
would like to hear from you.
The more people we can bring into this project the
more gifts we can send to families.
It is time now to start planning, to get everything
in place well before friends start their Christmas
more gifts we can collect the more Ronald McDonald
house we can visit, the more families we can send a
little bit of Christmas Love to.
Click the Ronald McDonald House logo on the right to
see what each house is doing.
There are FIFTEEN Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK
with rooms for families as follows..........
HEY Liverpool accommodation for 69 families
ARROWE PARK Wirral accommodating 7 families
BIRMINGHAM accommodating 66 families
BRIGHTON accommodating 18 families
BRISTOL accommodating 21 families CAMBERWELL their
website does not actually say how many rooms it has
CARDIFF accommodating 30 families
GLASGOW accommodating 30 families
EVELINA accommodating 59 families
MANCHESTER accommodating 61 families
MOORFIELDS their website does not actually say how many
rooms it has
accommodating 17 families
SOUTHAMPTON accommodating 53 families
TOOTING accommodating 8 families
EDINBURGH accommodating 26 families
THAT'S A TOTAL OF 465
FAMILIES + the two houses whose websites do not say how many
rooms they have.
Every day in every Ronald McDonald House
a loving arm is round so many families going through a
difficult time in their lives. Can you imagine how hard
Christmas will be for these families ? Let's do our little
bit to put a smile on their faces.
How many smiles can we generate ?
How many gifts can we send ?
All of OurRebekah projects are special
but let's make this one EXTRA special. Time now to plan.
If you can help us set up Secret Santa
please get in contact and start to build those smiles.