Rebekah was in Guys Hospital, London, her family was
one of the first to stay in the very first Ronald
McDonald House in Britain. Since then her family ha
always supported Ronald McDonald House Charities,
The Sunshine Smile Crew has concentred its support
since the Spring of 2017 on Ronald McDonald House
There are 365 Ronald McDonald
Houses round the world. As part of 2020 Vision we
are launching this project - THE SUN NEVER SETS ON
RONALD McDONALD. Adding to BIRMINGHAM England
we have ALBERTA - Canada, CANBERRA - Australia, LOS
ANGELES - USA, MUMBAI - India, NASHVILLE - USA, NEW
YORK - USA, AUCKLAND - New Zealand, DUBLIN -
Irealand and JOHANNESBURG - South Africa. We
estimate that about one thousand families every
month stay in these houses, Ronald McDonald Houses,
Houses of Love.
We want to bring smiles to all
families in all houses, smiles using our SMILE CARD,
smiles with fun gifts from Britain, smiles with
Tales From Piggie Alfie And Friends.
Using these nine houses we want
to raise the profile and awareness of Ronald
McDonald Houses and to inspire people locally to
support each individual house.
Here on our website we want
to take stories from each house and share them
among all of our supporters.
That's the starting point, no
doubt we will move way beyond that initial
So who is Ronald McDonald
and what is a Ronald McDonald House.
It is so hard for a family to
have a young child who is sick, sick with a
long-term illness needing specialist medical
care. That care is so often undertaken at a
hospital many miles away from the family home.
The child needs his/he parents but so do other
children in the family. These are also times
where family finances are stretched, staying in
a hotel is beyond the means of most families.
It is then Ronald McDonald
steps in. I says: Come here, stay with us, we
will keep your family together and keep it
together with love.
Families have their own room
in which to live and sleep. Ronald McDonald
Houses have lounges, dining areas, play rooms,
kitchens, laundry facilities all operating in
Click any of the pictures
here to visit that house's website. See for
yourself the love of each house. There are three
hundred and sixty-five houses round the world -
The Sun Never Sets on Ronald McDonald. We can
not be everything to everybody, we have selected
these ten houses to help families staying there
So what about Ronald McDonald
and the fast food chain. First of all
McDonald's in England does nut use Ronald the
clown, other countries do.
restaurants and McDonald House charities are
totally different legal organisations. The
houses are not the
charity are of the burgers. McDonalds, however,
is the biggest financial supporter of the houses
and without this support there could be no
Ronald McDonald Houses. The burger giant is very
careful not to exploit its position to market
You will find colleting boxes
in every branch of McDonald's restaurants,
customers are fantastic supporters of Ronald
McDonald Houses. When you next take your family
for a Happy Meal make it extra happy my throwing
some lose change into these boxes,
It is not just the customers
but also the restaurants, the staff and the
management of every branch play a vital role in
funding Ronald's love.
Ronald McDonald is NOT a
commercial charity, every single penny you give
directly helps Ronald show love to families. In
Ronald McDonald House, Birmingham England it
costs £65 a night to accommodate a family. When
you click on the different pictures of houses
shown on this page there is an opportunity for
you to donate and support that house.
But support does not only
mean money. It does always mean love.
SMILE CARD is special - simple and
special. It is entirely anonymous with
no link to our website and no mention of
The Sunshine Smile Crew. The smile is
personal from the person giving the
smile to the person receiving it.
While preserving the
importance of this personal anonymous
aspect we will be making a small change.
We are asking people to add a small
message of love on the back of each
Our cards are
laminated so they will last for ever.
We print A4 sheets
with four cards per sheet. Would you,
your family, your friends, your work
colleagues, those you play golf with,
the supporters at your football club -
ANYONE - EVERYONE take a sheet or two of
cards and add love. We hope that
children may add some pictures.
Piggie Alfie has promised to add his paw
print to cards.
We want to share here
love and smiles with people we do knot
know and will probably never meet, that
makes the smile even more powerful.
Here is five year old
Frances drawing pictures on the back of
our Smile Card.
And here is her older
sister Katherine adding her love.
we need one thousand cards every month
but it is important we do not mass
produce these, each and every card must
be filled with love.
We have our Sunshine
Smile Crew Facebook
Group, every member
had family, friends and contacts. We
need to mobilise this area. We also have
our network of groups and good causes.
Dad David aka The Geriatric DJ signs
four cards every day while broadcasting
on the radio. We have families, schools,
children, community groups, care homes.
celebrities and so many people signing
cards of love for these families.
Put all of this together and one
thousand cards a month, every month
should not be difficult to achieve,
Keep your message
simple - please no religion and no
politics. Keep the smile personal from
you to a family, do not put any website
link, e-mail address or social media
message in crayons of love.
Right now we are
preparing to launch this project on
Friday 14th February 2020 - THE
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LOVE. By then we
need our first one thousand cards. Once
we have launched this will become our
home page with satellite pages showing
the smiles we will be generation. We
then have to produce another one
thousand cards for every month of the
To sign your cards
simply join The Sunshine Smile Crew and
we can take it all from there.
The Geriatric DJ signs four
cards in the radio studio while
he is broadcasting live.
and Stewart and Piggie Alfie
have taken cards to be signed.
On Wednesday 22nd January we
sent out cards, cold
calling. to the following
inviting them to sign.