Student volunteers work with Ronald McDonald House to redesign hospital rooms
Ronald Mcdonald House is a nationwide charity that offers free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children in hospital.
University of Brighton service, Active Student, has led various mural projects with the charity to brighten up the rooms at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. Kat Saunders from Active Student said:
“This is our third Active Student-led mural project with Ronald McDonald House Brighton and further celebration of a great working relationship with the local community.”
Emily Lowry helped in the process of completing the colourful design, which adorns the walls of a laundry room. The mural displays a seaside scene complete with beach hut, crab and washing line:
“Being part of charity schemes is important to me because I want to know I’ve been able to help and give back to the community.
“The Ronald McDonald House was the first volunteering I did for charity through being an Active Student, but I’m looking forward to the next project.”
Jasmine Hind from Ronald McDonald House, tells us about the help they have had from volunteers:
“In the last few years, we have received the most wonderful support from student volunteers. They have created beautiful artwork within our House, brightening it up and making it feel much more comfortable for the families that stay with us.
We are so very grateful for the effort and enthusiasm the students have given this project.”