McHappy Day - Ronald McDonald House
McHappy Day Fundraiser
As some of you may know, McHappy Day is right around the corner being held on Saturday 16 November. This day is the biggest annual fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
We are proud to announce that we are donating a prize to the raffle, as well as donating $1 from every sale made in the month of November.
We feel VERY strongly about this charity and couldn't be happier to be supporting the cause. Our director has also previously participated in raising a total of $3,490.27 for the charity.
This year is McHappy Day's 28th Anniversary, in light of this event, there has been an ambitious goal set to raise $5 million on the day. This goal amount equates to more than 31,250 days of support for the families in need.
This event will raise valuable funds used to support seriously ill children and their families.
We are inviting YOU to participate in this event along with us! To purchase raffle tickets, come along to the day, or if you would like to donate direct please use the link below.
Saturday 16 November
Raymond Terrace McDonald’s
Cnr William Bailey & Adelaide St,
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
About Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families who live out of area from hospital access. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a comfortable and calm retreat for families during this time of need, the houses strive to provide a caring and calm environment in which families can continue their daily routine as best as possible despite the circumstances.
The concept of Ronald McDonald House Charities arose in 1974 when American football hero Fred Hill's three-year-old daughter, Kim, was diagnosed with Leukaemia. The Hill's family found themselves forced to sleep on hospital benches and chairs as their daughter undertook her lengthy treatment. The Hill family began to realise that they were not the only family in this situation; many families who were in similar circumstances weren't able to afford long-term accommodation.
Fred brought his teammates together to raise money for families in need, he also made a deal which resulted in the purchase of a seven-bedroom house to serve as accommodation for families with ill children.
Local McDonald's restaurant owners joined forces and organised a special sale of mint-flavoured milkshakes to raise money to renovate the house, in which they raised over $35,000. The relationship between the charity and the restaurants grew from there, and now we have Ronald McDonald House.
If you have any questions surrounding the event or donations of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us, Raymond Terrace McDonalds or Ronald McDonald House Charities directly.