The House Receives a Help Line
Ronald McDonald House Glasgow were delighted to receive a timely boost to funds from The Hospital Saturday Fund. As the cleaning costs for the House spiralled, the Charity reached out to the organisation for much needed support. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the need for increased cleaning to reduce the risk of an outbreak in the House, as the Charity strives to keep the House open for families with seriously ill children in hospital. Lots of new measures have been put in place at the House, to keep families and staff as safe as possible.
Cleaning Costs Jump
The origional cleaning budget for Ronald McDonald House Glasgow was as finely tuned £2,500 per year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there is a the need for more frequent cleaning and with approved cleaning products. As a result the budget for the second half of 2020 alone has been forecast as a staggering £30,000+!!! It was quickly apparent that the Charity needed financial help and quickly.
The Hospital Saturday Fund Step In
Upon receiving an application from Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, The Hospital Saturday Fund agreed to a donation of £2,000!!
Dee Wright, Charity Co-Ordinator for the Fund told us “The Hospital Saturday Fund are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Glasgow in implementing and maintaining enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols post Covid-19”.
Thanks to this generous donation the House staff can continue to purchase and use products to fulfil these strict hygiene protocols. Everyone at the House would like to pass on their thanks to the Fund for supporting the House in this way.
More About The Hospital Saturday Fund
The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance through its charitable funds for: registered health charities, hospices and medical organisations who are in need of grants for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from practical forms of treatment. In 2020, grants totalling £1.8m will be given.
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