McHappy to help a charity
IT'S almost time for one of the happiest days of the year and the crew at McDonald's Warwick is calling on locals to lend a helping hand for charity.
The management team at the busy restaurant is preparing for McHappy Day on Saturday, October 18, Australia's biggest family fundraiser which raises money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
McDonald's Warwick second assistant manager Nick Neumann said there were a number of activities happening on the day.
"There will be a concert, face painting, tractor rides and raffles on the grassed area outside and a number of in-store activities," he said. "We will have a sausage sizzle at the IGA this Saturday as well to raise money."
McHappy Day, which is now its 24th year, has raised more than $28 million across Australia for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, with organisers aiming to raise $3 million this year.
Fundraising has already begun for the big event with in-store raffles and a Helping Hand promotion, where customers can buy a red hand and write their name on it as a show of support.
Tickets for the raffle are on sale at McDonald's Warwick with a fabulous one night stay at Spicers Lodge on offer.
McDonald's Warwick manager Jasmine Wood said: "Everything goes back to the community supporting the Ronald McDonald House charity.
"It's the community's way of showing support for sick children and their families, as well as local business."
All the fun begins in the McDonald's car park from 11am on October 18 with plenty of free family activities. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which have helped more than 100,000 families in the past 30 years.