“As a family, we started our 6 month long journey of life changing events in May 2010, when our daughter, Nicole, was admitted into Bristol Royal Hospital for Children with a very rare illness. We were very fortunate to be offered a room at the Ronald McDonald House, which was a stones throw away.
This room became our safe haven, a place to relax and be calm for a bit, lie down on an actual bed, to cook a meal and gather strength to carry on with hospital life. The staff at the Ronald McDonald House were on hand to help or just listen. They offered us normalcy, which when spending hour upon hour in hospital, seems like only a dream.
When Nicole was better and able to leave hospital, we felt that a simple Thank You, however heartfelt, just wouldn’t convey how lucky we were to have been given a room. So we decided to become monthly donors to this very worthwhile and needed charity. Over the years, our donations have enabled many families to stay in a room here, to be near their child, without having the worry of where to stay or travelling back and forth every day.
A massive Thank You to Frankie Burrows and the amazing team, without you and this marvellous home from home, we would have found ourselves in a very difficult situation.
We are very honoured to be given the opportunity of naming a room and we have called it, Nicole’s Haven, because the room we were lucky to have, became a haven for us.”
Thank you so much for your incredible support
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