Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation and support for families with children at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal life.
The event I was asked to attend and photograph, was put on for families to spend time away from the hospital wards and to spread the word about the charity and demonstrate how the house works and the positive impact it has on the families who stay there.
During the afternoon, I was free to capture natural shots as the children played with the toys at the communal area of the house….
And it was lovely to see some of the children playing and crafting together as well…..
Having their face painted:
And having fun with the pop-up banner, which the charity will use for social media.
It was also great to capture some posed pictures of the children, which the charity will pass on to the families as well as use in their general marketing activity.
For more information on the charity and their important work, please visit their website: www.rmhc.org.uk and, yes, in case you wondered, read the back-story behind the name here: http://www.rmhc.org.uk/who-we-are/history-of-rmhc/