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Supporting Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

The team at Pest Solutions is delighted to be the first sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow 25 year “Fill our Hearts” Campaign. Pest Solutions is incredibly happy to provide support to one of Glasgow and Scotland’s most important charities.

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Ronald McDonald House Glasgow – Fill our Hearts Campaign

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has been a major charity in Glasgow for years and supports the families of seriously ill children during particularly difficult times of their lives. Over the last 25 years, the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has supported families not only from Scotland but from places as far as Portugal and Ecuador.

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has supported 12,000 families in need over the last 25 years – staying in the home while having easy access to their loved ones.

Fill Our Hearts is an important campaign that donates directly to families. This helps the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provide vital support to families. Pest Solutions is happy to be able to provide support to this important charity.

The Work Of Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

Pest Solutions is proud to support the important work of the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, an important Scottish Charity who’ve been supporting

Fill Our Hearts is a campaign to support the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, an independent Scottish charity who’ve been working to support the families of seriously ill children since 1996.

Pest Solutions Supports Ronald McDonald House Glasgow - Fill Our Hearts Campaign

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides families with a safe space close to hospitals to ensure they can be close to their children during their stay. Glasgow is home to the Royal Hospital for Children. This is the centre for all kinds of complex and important treatments, including cardiac surgery, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, and oncology.

Because the Royal Hospital provides these complex procedures, many children in critical or poor health and in need of emergency treatment come to the city for help.

Often these stays can last long – sometimes weeks or even months at a time. For many people, there’s a huge amount of stress and upset involved – especially when a loved one is ill. Many families would have to journey hundreds of miles, back and forth, between their homes and Glasgow if they wished to be with their loved ones. Even if they could easily make the trip, the distance, and absences from their children can be unbearable.

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides a comfortable environment for families to stay while their loved ones receive treatment. The House is close to the Hospital, being only minutes away. This removes the need for long-distance journeys during an often-difficult time. It ensures families are close to their children at the most important time.

The Ronald McDonald House is financed through the support of donors. All the work the House does is reliant on the support of donors.

What Ronald McDonald House Does

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides families with a comfortable, caring environment – and they’ve done this for over 25 years, providing a 24-hour service 5 days a week to families from all over Britain and beyond. The house is equipped with over 31 bedrooms.

The house has always been at 95% to 100% capacity. Stays vary for every family – the average is 25; the longest was over 3 years. This gives a good idea of how long a family can wait while their child is treated.

The house provides a homely environment for families dealing with an incredibly difficult time. The aim is to try and reduce the incredible amount of stress that families feel during such an incredibly difficult time. Separation from sick or ill children is incredibly difficult to have to experience.

The work of the house relieves the stress families feel. By providing a comforting environment, accommodation, and a place to relax and live, families can focus on the treatment their young loved one is receiving.

Rooms an en-suite, while the house also provides a spacious shared kitchen, dining area, and plenty of facilities for both parents and children. This includes a library, lounges, garden, and private parking. Furthermore, bedrooms are linked by phone to the wards of their children, ensuring that (no matter what time of the day), they can be contacted.

The functions of the house are incredibly important for families dealing with loved ones suffering often severe health issues.

The History Of Ronald McDonald House In Glasgow

The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow was founded in 1994 and began operating in 1996 – driven by Gerry McCudden, who was inspired by charities in the United States. The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow was originally based beside the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill, before moving with the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in 2015.

When the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow was established, there were no other faculties for families staying with their children. Since the house began to properly operate, over 12,000 families have stayed and received support from the Ronald McDonald House. In 2021 alone, the Ronald McDonald House provided support for 316 families.

The house is only able to function based on the donations provided by the public. It’s what keeps the Ronald McDonald House can support the families coming to Glasgow.

The Fill Our Hearts Campaign

Pest Solutions is proud to help support the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provide its important services through the Fill Our Hearts Campaign.

Ronald McDonald House Glasgow - Pest Solutions Support

The Fill Out Hearts campaign provides a donation that directly helps families in need during a particularly difficult time. The Ronald McDonald House Glasgow is built on the donations and support of patrons and donors. Pest Solutions is delighted to be able to provide key support to the House and ensure it can continue supporting families from Scotland and beyond.

Campaigns like Fill Our Hearts ensure that the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow can provide vital support to families not only from Glasgow but all over Britain and throughout the world. It guarantees the House can provide its vital service, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

ARTICLE BY Chris Cagienard

Managing Director

Chris Cagienard leads a busy life in the pest control industry, as well as being in the 'driving seat' of Pest Solutions, he's also the Vice President of the BPCA. With over 20 years of pest control experience, Chris's insight and advice is second to none.

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