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Lou Lou Pulford

Tea With Collin

Collin The Octopus is having tea with friends for Ronald McDonald House because to raise money and awareness for RMH at Alder Hey

33 %
raised of £150 target
by 2 supporters

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation for parents/carers of critically ill children being treated at Alder Hey. We opened 25 years ago and have accommodated over 25,000 families in our 84 family rooms. Our running costs are £700k pa and is raised totally by voluntary contributions.

Charity Registration No. 1008765


Greetings!  My name is Lou Lou Pulford and my little cuddly friend
Collin The Octopus is visiting our friends and family and sharing a cup of
tea with them in the hopes of raising awareness and money for a good cause.

That good cause is Ronald McDonald House in Liverpool, a Free Home
Away From Home for the families of children staying in Alder Hey Children’s
Hospital. It costs the charity £25 for one family to stay for one night in this
facility and without it many families would not be able to visit their ill children
every day.

When our daughter was diagnosed with a life threatening condition the only place she could be treated was Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool - many miles away from our own home. We were paying over a hundred pounds each day in taxi fares trying to visit her and arrange childcare for our other children. The family was being emotionally and financially torn apart at this stressful time and, of course, all we wanted to focus on was our precious daughter. Thankfully we were assessed as being eligible for free accommodation at RMH in the grounds of the hospital. This meant that me, my husband, our three other children and their grandmother could all stay on site and so our daughter had her whole family around her and we, as parents, could both be with her during her scans and operation knowing that the other children were safe and cared for nearby by their grandmother. Fortunately for us, our daughter made a full recovery and was soon able to continue her care at home, I can only imagine how much more vital the free facilities at RMH become when a child requires long term admission or has an illness which is terminal.

If Collin has inspired you to generously donate some money to help more families stay with their children at Alder Hey  Children's Hospital, please remember that although it costs the charity £25 for one family to stay for one night at RMH, every donation, however small, is valuable and hugely appreciated.

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