Casa Ronald McDonald
Don’t let the name put you off. The Ronald McDonald House is not a fast food joint but a haven for families with critically ill children. It is part of the network of International Ronald McDonald House Charities, residences that provide comfort to children who are hospitalised away from home by giving free residence to their families. Houses are located close to hospitals and provide not only a place to stay but support for parents who are enduring the heartache of seeing their child suffer a life-threatening illness and an often long and difficult treatment in an unfamiliar city. Relying on both corporate and private sponsorship, the non-profit organisation is now in its 39th year.
This month, a special benefit concert to raise money for this worthy cause is being hosted at Luz de Gas. On hand to entertain will be internationally acclaimed American jazz artist Gwen Perry as well as the talented Barcelona singer-songwriter, Alma Simonne. Additional support for the event is provided by the American Society of Barcelona, Mark & Brand, Gilco Productions and Freixenet. All money from the evening goes directly to the Casa Ronald McDonald Barcelona.