The Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes) has raised £1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Manchester.
The Lakes team took part in last month’s Gelt Gladiator Challenge event, involving staff right across the business as well as family members. They raised over £670 through sponsorship, with the company topping up the fund so they could hand over a cheque for £1,000.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provide free accommodation to families with children receiving treatment in hospital and the Manchester House is the closest to The Lakes. Commenting on the donation, Alice Beck, Manchester House Fundraising Assistant said “Ronald McDonald House Manchester is delighted to receive continued support from the Lakes Free Range Egg Company through their fundraising and sponsorship of events. The Manchester House provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children in hospital and has supported 3,300 families since opening in 2012.”
Helen Brass, joint owner of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company said “We’ve supported Ronald McDonald House Charities for over a decade and have focused on the Ronald McDonald House in Manchester since it opened.
“Our team organiser Linda Birrell, was very enthusiastic from the start and did a fantastic job pulling us all together and organising the sponsorship. We’re planning to visit the Manchester House later this year to see first-hand how donations make a difference. The cost for a family using the facilities is £25 per night. That means we have covered forty nights’ accommodation for families with children receiving treatment in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and St Mary’s Neonatal Unit.”
At Ronald McDonald House Manchester, there are 61 en-suite rooms equipped with things any family would need including lounges, self-catering kitchens, play areas and laundry facilities. In 2016, the house helped 768 families stay close to their children in hospital.