McHappy Day was best yet
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.