McHappy Day was best yet

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE staff at Can­non­vale McDon­ald’s said Satur­day’s McHappy Day was their best yet since open­ing in 2010.

The team raised a to­tal of $2490.45 for Ron­ald McDon­ald Char­ity pro­grams in­clud­ing Ron­ald McDon­ald House, Ron­ald McDon­ald Fam­ily Rooms, the Ron­ald McDon­ald Learn­ing Pro­gram and Ron­ald McDon­ald Fam­ily Re­treats Pro­gram.

Within the $2490.45, $1491.45 was raised from bucket do­na­tions, $720 was raised from sell­ing 360 Big Macs, $239 was from sell­ing help­ing hand fig­urines and $40 was raised from sell­ing cor­po­rate help­ing hand fig­urines.

Event man­ager Jemma McIn­tyre cred­ited the day’s suc­cess to the strong com­mu­nity support re­ceived.

Vol­un­teers at Can­non­vale’s McDon­ald’s in­cluded three po­lice of­fi­cers from Whit­sun­day po­lice, four firies from Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice, four vol­un­teers from Com­mon­wealth branches in Proser­pine and Can­non­vale, a vol­un­teer face painter and a spe­cial visit from Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney and MP Ja­son Costi­gan. Ms McIn­tyre said it was im­por­tant to make the most of their time in the store so Mayor Whit­ney worked be­hind the front counter and Mr Costi­gan pre­sented or­ders in drive thru.

This year’s McHappy raised $1000 more than last year’s and more than 1300 cus­tomers were served.

Ms McIn­tyre said or­gan­is­ing McHappy Day was some­thing very close to her heart after vol­un­teer­ing at the Ron­ald McDon­ald House in Bris­bane over two years ago.

YUM: Fran­chise owner Michael Muller, Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney, business man­ager Rus­sell Smith, event man­ager Jemma McIn­tyre and li­censee Jane Muller cel­e­brate McHappy Day at Can­non­vale McDon­ald’s on Satur­day morn­ing.

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