Charity launches new family room funded by M6toll

A painted wall in the new family room
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Ronald McDonald House Charities UK has launched a brand-new family room at its Birmingham House for families of hospitalised children, thanks to a £20,000 donation from M6toll.

M6toll donated the money through its Drive for Charity campaign, which over the past 15 years has donated more than £1m to good causes across the region.

The funding has enabled the charity to design a new recreational room in their Birmingham House, which is to be known as the ‘teenage lounge’, dedicated to sick children’s siblings who are staying in the House.

The charity provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.

They currently run 12 Houses across the UK including a 66-bedroom House in Birmingham. Over the past ten years the Birmingham House has housed more than 7,000 families, whose children are based in Birmingham Children’s hospital.

Andy Cliffe, chief executive at M6toll said: “It is vital that businesses engage and support local communities and it is a real pleasure and honour for us to be able to fund this room. It is a fabulous charity and we hope the new facility can be used by many families for many years to come.”

In total, £43,000 will be distributed through the company’s Drive for Charity Partner scheme this year, with additional monthly donations of up to £1,500 continuing throughout the year through the Drive for Charity in the Community scheme.