McDonald’s Longford owner-operator Seamus Rawle is asking people in Longford and the Shannonside region to get on their bikes for the Ronald McDonald House Charity cycle, taking place around the Blessington Lakes on Saturday, April 20th.
To date 19 families from Longford have stayed in the house, with over 132 families from the surrounding counties of Westmeath, Roscommon, Leitrim and Cavan availing of its modern accommodation. RMHC offers families a caring and supportive environment while their sick children are undergoing medical treatment in Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Marleen Conway from Longford, who stayed in the house with her son Jason said, “Ronald McDonald House Charity offered “a little piece of heaven on earth for us, I’ll never forget the time we spent there and the friendship that was afforded to us.”
Roy and Kathleen Wenman’s son Max continues to receive treatment in Our Lady’s and Roy says the family “would be lost without the house, it’s like coming home when you arrive.”
Pat Fox’s son Cathal has also undergone treatment at the hospital and Cathal’s mum Wendy said, “The house is a God send and I couldn’t praise the staff and the facilities enough.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the cycle can visit www.rmhc.ie to register and you will then be sent a sponsorship card. There is a great evening’s entertainment promised after the cycle on April 20th and you can also directly sponsor RMHC through Seamus Rawle’s page on www.mycharity.ie - no donation is too small!