RMHC Malta

Ronald McDonald House Charities Raises €27,000 For New Motor Sensory Room


Children attending the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Learning Centre in Qawra will soon have a motor sensory room thanks to a successful fundraising dinner where more than 200 guests were present.

“Our research showed that the north part of Malta has no motor sensory room for therapists and parents to use outside school hours. That’s why we have set out to equip our Qawra property with specialist motor sensory equipment aimed at stimulating user’s motor skills and promote interaction in a calming and engaging environment,” said RMHC Chairman Martin Xuereb, adding that the new space would be inaugurated next year.

The RMHC Learning Centre is a purpose-built 360-square meter facility filling a crucial gap in specialized and accessible support services for children facing challenges stemming from learning disabilities or social circumstances. It was inaugurated in 2019 and has since served hundreds of children, young people and their families, empowering NGOs and professionals to deliver their own programmes and services through counselling, therapy and training.

To raise funds for the Motor Sensory Room, a dinner was held at Xara Lodge in Rabat, featuring a a silent auction showcasing stunning art pieces by local artists, including James Vella Clark, Francesca Balzan, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Nickie Sultana, Kane Cali, Celia Borg Cardona, Johanna Barthet and Pawl Carbonaro, as well as a weekend trip to Provence, courtesy of Hans Travel & Hans Jet.

These efforts resulted in impressive proceeds of €27,000, bringing RMHC one step closer to fulfilling its charitable mission to continue enriching the lives of those in need.

The Malta Chapter of RMHC is part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities global network network which delivers programmes and services in more than 60 countries and regions, benefitting the lives of millions of children and their families around the world. 

The event also included a raffle with an array of prizes supported by Allelon Hospitality, Dee Spas, Dota Frames, Enemed, Harvest Technology, Hilton Malta, iRiparo, iSpot, JPA, Land’s End Boutique Hotel, McDonald’s, M. Demajo Wines & Spirits, Mediterranean Ceramics, Nenu the Artisan Baker, PTL, San Benedetto and XARA Collection.

RMHC Malta Fundraiser Auction

RMHC Malta Fundraising Dinner

RMHC Malta Chairman – Martin Xuereb

About Ronald McDonald House Charities in Malta

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Malta Chapter is committed to give children access to specialised support to enable them to pursue their education and enrich their lives. It creates, funds, and supports programmes to directly improve the health and wellbeing of children and young adults at its purpose-built Learning Centre in Qawra to serve children challenged by poverty, disability and learning difficulties. On its own and in partnership with other organisations, RMHC offers educational and therapeutic programmes to assist children and young people gain the core skills and competences necessary for adulthood.


The Ronald McDonald House Charities is an international non-profit network with a mission to keep families with sick children close to each other and to the care and resources they need. McDonalds has been the RMHCs Mission Partner since the first Ronald McDonald House was built in Philadelphia in 1974. RMHC delivers programmes and services in more than 60 countries and regions and impacts the lives of millions of children and their families around the world every year.