Thanks for fundrais­ing sup­port

Gatton Star - - NEWS | OPINION -

I AM writ­ing to thank Gat­ton, Lock­yer and Bris­bane

Val­ley Star and the Gat­ton com­mu­nity for their sup­port of Mchappy Day in 2017 – the largest an­nual fundraiser for Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House Char­i­ties.

The Gat­ton com­mu­nity helped us cel­e­brate 26 years of Mchappy Day and raise a record break­ing $4 mil­lion for RMHC.

Th­ese do­na­tions equate to more than 30,000 nights of ac­com­mo­da­tion at a Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House, en­sur­ing that Aussie fam­i­lies get to stay to­gether while their sick or in­jured child un­der­goes treat­ment.

Through­out the coun­try we saw com­mu­ni­ties, such as Gat­ton res­i­dents, help to raise vi­tal funds for RMHC.

We saw lo­cal bucket bri­gades, Scout groups, emer­gency ser­vices as well as sport­ing and TV per­son­al­i­ties vis­it­ing Mcdon­ald’s restau­rants, to help make a dif­fer­ence.

I want to per­son­ally say a big thank you to ev­ery­one in the Gat­ton com­mu­nity, who got in­volved last week­end, mak­ing gen­er­ous do­na­tions that helped Mchappy Day raise more money than ever be­fore.

Fundrais­ing ef­forts like this are cru­cial to help­ing RMHC con­tinue to ex­pand pro­grams and ser­vices to fam­i­lies who need them, as many of the Ron­ald Mcdon­ald Houses across the coun­try have wait­ing lists, and are un­able to ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­one who needs help.

With so many Aussie kids re­quir­ing treat­ment, every do­na­tion goes a long way to keep fam­i­lies close to­gether in their tough­est times.

You can con­tinue to sup­port fam­i­lies in need by do­nat­ing to rmhc.org.au all year round.

Thank you again to Gat­ton, Lock­yer and Bris­bane Val­ley Star and the lo­cal com­mu­nity for all your help on Mchappy Day. — Bar­bara Ryan, CEO of Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House Char­i­ties Aus­tralia

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GOOD CAUSE: Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House at South Bris­bane.

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