Medowie residents urged to be Helping Hands for sick kids

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McHappy Day will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year on Saturday 12th November and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is encouraging Medowie residents to help raise a record breaking $3.8 million by purchasing a $2 Helping Hand or a pair of Ronald Socks for $3, which are now available from local McDonald’s restaurants.

“McHappy Day is the biggest fundraising event for RMHC and Helping Hands are a symbol of how RMHC programs are able to continue to provide much needed services and programs for families with children going through a serious illness. It really is through the help of individuals who extend their hand, either through donations or volunteer work, that has made RMHC what is it today,” Barbara Ryan, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities said.

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“Every donation, large or small, has a positive effect on families faced with a child’s serious illness – I hope the local community will be happy to show their support in the lead up to McHappy Day,” Ms Ryan said.

Corporate Helping Hands will also be available for businesses to purchase in $10 and $50 increments.

Medowie businesses will be able to post a Helping Hand in their local restaurant and will also receive another to display in their office.

“The power of family closeness is a driving factor in the work of RMHC and this year’s fundraising goal equates to providing around 28,000 nights for Australian families at one of the 16 Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia,” Ms Ryan said.

In addition to Helping Hands and Ronald Socks, locals can get behind McHappy Day by simply dropping in to one of over 950 McDonald’s restaurants across Australia on Saturday 12th November to make a donation to RMHC or by buying a Big Mac ($2 from every Big Mac will go to RMHC).

Donations can also be made via www.rmhc.org.au/mchappyday

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