Box of­fice ben­e­fits

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

SPEND­ING a night un­der the stars watch­ing a film with friends and fam­ily just be­came that much sweeter, with the knowl­edge McDon­ald’s Com­mu­nity Cine­mas col­lected more than $800,000 last sea­son for lo­cal char­i­ties.

McDon­ald’s Com­mu­nity Cine­mas in Bur­swood is Perth’s only com­mu­nity out­door cin­ema that do­nates all prof­its to char­ity.

For 14 years, WA movie­go­ers have helped raise more than $5.25 mil­lion for char­ity.

Char­i­ties set to ben­e­fit from the 2015 Out­door Cin­ema Sea­son in­clude Ed­mund Rice Camps, Kids’ Camps WA, Make-A-Wish Aus­tralia, Park­erville Chil­dren and Youth Care, Rid­ing for the Dis­abled Swan Val­ley, Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties Aus­tralia, Telethon Foun­da­tion, Ther­apy Fo­cus and Wheel­chairs for Kids.

The char­ity part­ners com­mit­ted to vol­un­teer­ing for the sea­son, with more than 700 vol­un­teers to do­nate their time each sea­son.

Founder of McDon­ald’s Com­mu­nity Cine­mas and event co­or­di­na­tor Ken Gib­bons said it was a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of the com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether to sup­port causes of real im­por­tance.

To buy tick­ets, go to www.com­mu­ni­tycin­e­mas.com.au. The sea­son starts Novem­ber 26 at Bur­swood, Bassendean and Mur­doch Univer­sity, fol­lowed by Man­durah in Meadow Springs from Jan­uary 21 to 30.

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