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Ronald McDonald House Amsterdam celebrates 30th anniversary


By sounding the gong Ronald McDonald House AMC Amsterdam celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Princess Margriet opened the houseonMarch 6, 1985.Thanks to the hard work of paediatrician, specialised inchild cancer, Tom Voûte, the house found itsway from the USA to Hollandand the Ronald McDonald House AMC was the first 'guesthouse' for parents and siblings of sick childrenin the Netherlands and Europe. Since then, thousands of parents of sick children, admitted in the Emma Children’s Hospital stayed at the Ronald McDonald House. Some just for a few days, some a few months and some even for a whole year.To celebrate the anniversary, Dutch TV host Yvon Jaspers will bake heart shaped pizzas at the house on March 6, to honor all parents that found a temporary home during the past three decades, so they could be close to their child at the Emma Children's Hospital.

Nanda Koeman, manager of the house opens trading and calls out to all companies to become a ‘friend’ of Ronald McDonald House AMC Amsterdam. The housereceives no subsidy and depends on the generosity of volunteers and donors. For an annual contribution of € 1.500 companies can become a ‘friend’ for three years.

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