Vol­un­teers happy to help

Dubbo Photo News - - Wellington News - Contribute­d by KYLIE HIG­GINS

VOL­UN­TEERS from Welling­ton and Dubbo Mc­don­alds stores vis­ited Or­ange’s Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House on Septem­ber 19, gain­ing greater in­sight into what the fa­cil­ity pro­vides. Whilst there, the 25 helpers were also able to lend a hand to fel­low vol­un­teers on­site by clean­ing out the shed, win­dow wash­ing, rak­ing leaves, gar­den­ing and mow­ing the lawn. After­wards, they cooked a bar­be­cue lunch pro­vided by the house.

Ev­ery­one who went along for the day was over the moon about lend­ing a hand.

They also said it was a real eye opener to see how much vol­un­teer work and do­na­tions are re­quired to keep the house run­ning and that it’s in­spir­ing to see that level of work.

Mc­don­alds man­age­ment were pleased to show the staff that it’s not just about Big Macs and that work­ing on Mchappy Day is a great way to give. In light of the trip’s suc­cess, the group were grateful to the Or­ange team and hope to make the trip an an­nual event.

Show your sup­port for this year’s Mchappy Day on Oc­to­ber 14 by buy­ing a Big Mac or mak­ing a do­na­tion to the Mcdon­ald’s char­ity.

Mchappy Day is the ma­jor an­nual fundraiser for Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House Char­i­ties, as­sist­ing se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, ben­e­fit­ing 120,000 Aus­tralian fam­i­lies in the past 30 years.

Last year, $3.8M was raised for the cause.

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