Marion’s House is a home from home for children and young people and their families to stay during cancer treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
We donated over £600,000 to enable Young Lives Vs Cancer to purchase a new Home in Glasgow – it’s for children and young people receiving treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children.
Marion’s House, named in memory of our co-founder Marion O’Gorman, opened at the end of 2015 and officially welcomed families from February 2016.
Many families who stay in the Home live between 100-200 miles away in remote rural locations across Scotland. It would simply be impossible for them to travel to and from Glasgow for treatment.
The alternative is to stay in a hotel or rented accommodation for long stretches of time. This can be financially crippling, only adding to the emotional stress that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
That is why Marion’s House is so vital – providing free, clean accommodation for children and families to stay during cancer treatment.