Rhydian Roberts

Rhydian's fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities
£3,034
raised of £500 target
by 163 supporters
Charity cycle , 1 April 2024
Ronald McDonald House Charities

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RCN England and Wales (802047), Scotland (SC040717)
We provide free accommodation for families to keep them close to their sick child

Story

Pedalling Pixie…

As you all probably know, our precious girl was born with Heart Disease and at 5 and a half months old took a turn for the worst and we ended up being admitted into Bristol Hospital a week before Pixie had to have her first Open Heart Surgery.

Ronald McDonald House stepped in and gave us (mostly myself as Sam slept in the hospital) a place to stay close to the hospital.

Without them we don’t know what we would have done. What they do for families in situations like we found ourselves in really is invaluable!

As parents we were rattling our brains in how we could raise money to give back after receiving so much.

We considered walking from Singleton hospital (where she was born) to Ronald McDonald house in Bristol (Where they saved her life in the Children’s hospital) but route planning seemed to be quite challenging and in parts unsafe.

We decided to ask Pixie how she would like to raise money and her response was “I want to ride my bike”. Then the penny dropped, cycling the equivalent mileage from Singleton to Bristol (82.2 miles) in a safe environment around the cycle routes of Ceredigion.

Despite Pixie not owning a bike other than a balance bike we thought it was a fantastic idea to raise money for charity whilst learning to ride her bike.

We took her to buy her first bike at Cyclemart and the training has begun!

The challenge will start on April 1st (the date Pixie was admitted) and has no definite end date.

We know our girl’s sheer strength and determination will help her complete this challenge!

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children having treatment in hospital.

Our Houses offer much more than just a place to stay; they provide family activities, peer support, respite, and many other services. This means that families can be by their child’s bedside in a matter of moments, whilst maintaining a degree of normal life with reduced emotional and financial strain.

We help over 6,000 families each year and now, more than ever, we need your support. Thank you.

About the charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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RCN England and Wales (802047), Scotland (SC040717)
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is an independent charity providing free 'home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital. Thanks to your donations, we are able to provide up to 530 families with accommodation each night so they can be together no matter what.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,034.00
+ £661.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,034.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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