‘Biggest day of year’ benefits families
Hedland’s fast-food workers have dressed in their barnyard best for this year’s McHappy Day, raising vital funds for Ronald McDonald House.
South Hedland McDonald’s employees, event face painters, local police and volunteer firefighters celebrated the day with patrons in a barnyard on November 17.
McDonald’s South Hedland owner Luke Jessop said the day was considered the biggest fundraiser for RMHC, helping keep families together while their seriously ill children undergo treatment.
“It’s our biggest day of the year for fundraising so every dollar that’s raised in the store will be attached to the Perth Ronald McDonald house,” he said.
“This is wholly and solely about the community, I can put my hand on my heart and say I won’t make a dollar today, $2 from every Big Mac goes to Ronald McDonald house.
“Catherine and I also out of our own pockets sponsor a room in the house and that’s a $10,000 spend, sponsored for four years and we will continue to do that.”
Mr Jessop said the restaurant was busier than usual raising nearly $4000, which he attributed to the generous support of the community. “This year it’s actually busier than last year, so I think that the guys when they actually set out and do the right thing by dressing up the store and having a bit of fun, they have fun and the customers enjoy the experience,” he said.
“I think it just comes to the point that the Hedland community is very giving, and they tend to really support.”
Staff and police officers at South Hedland McDonald’s. Photo available at westpix.com.au
Teriena Ytting, Tammy Wilson, Anthony Ytting, Ivan Nicolas, Luke Jessop and Mark Sibley.
Mary Vansalah, Jennifer Rowe, Mason Taylor, 4, George, 7, and Ben Huckle, 4, with Chelsea Taylor, 8.