Fynn & Friends Den Grand Opening

Fynn & Friends Den Grand Opening

Ronald McDonald House London Opens “Fynn & Friends Den” For Families

A new space designed and created as a tribute to Fynn for RMH Families to spend more time together.

Today marks a very impactful moment for not just Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Southwestern Ontario, but also the Gawley Family of Dresden who helped make the build of a new inclusive family space possible. Fynn and Friends Den is now open to families calling RMH London “home-away-from-home” and is a space where a family can spend time together, with various activities for parents, patients, and siblings. 

Today, and everyday, we are honouring Fynnigan and the Gawley Family from Dresden with the launch of a new inclusive family space. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Southwestern Ontario has the pleasure of officially opening the Fynn and Friends Den, a space for caregivers, patients, and siblings to spend more time together at their “home-away-from-home” inside RMH London. 

Creating this multi-functional family space has been a long-term goal, and when sponsorship was secured from the Gawley Family, it became a reality. The Gawley family stayed at RMH London in 2017, and after experiencing the sudden loss of their son, over $65,000 in donations came pouring in from the Wallaceburg community in Fynn’s honour.  With the design help of Marcy Mussari, winner of Canada’s Next Designer in 2016, Fynn and Friends Den encompasses a movie-theatre-sized screen, cozy sitting area, a treehouse, and reading nook for kids, and a fitness center for adults.

“In the past year, plans to redesign space in the house led to the development of a family-focused space with Fynn and his family in mind.  Fynn and Friends Den is a child and family space where children can play and imagine they are in a forest within view of a parent who can relax on a couch or release some healthy energy in a secure and fully visible exercise space.”  Tracey Keighley-Clarke, CEO Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario.

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