McHappy with the fundrais­ing ef­forts

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The tally is in for this year’s Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties McHappy Day, with Co­bram con­tribut­ing al­most $3000 to the $4.8 mil­lion raised.

RMHC pro­vides a home away from home for fam­i­lies of se­ri­ously ill chil­dren be­ing treated at nearby hos­pi­tals, with na­tional McHappy Day on Novem­ber 17 one of the main fundrais­ers.

Dur­ing Novem­ber, stores sold help­ing hands and socks, adding to the to­tal.

McDon­ald’s Co­bram restau­rant man­ager Scott Doyle thanked the sup­port of cus­tomers.

‘‘It was good to see so many lo­cals come in and have some fun with the ac­tiv­i­ties and dress­ing up,’’ he said.

‘‘We had ac­tiv­i­ties such as colour­ing in, free bal­loons and the chance to get a photo with the ham­bur­glar — it was a good fam­ily-ori­ented day in the din­ing room to sup­port Ron­ald McDon­ald House char­i­ties.’’

He said staff mem­bers were proud of the $2448 raised and the restau­rant group to­tal of $33 426, but were al­ways look­ing to bet­ter the ef­fort.

‘‘Thanks to the pub­lic that sup­ported the event and we hope to be able to top this next year with the sup­port of more peo­ple and busi­nesses in town,’’ he said

‘‘RMHC is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for coun­try kids and their fam­i­lies, for fam­i­lies to stay some­where in Melbourne it adds up and Ron­ald McDon­ald House is one way to help them.’’

Fun char­ac­ters: Cameron Mitchell, Ah­mad Al­hussen, Ryan Richard­son and Deniz Habi­boglu strike a pose in the kitchen.

McHappy: Kelsey Turner and Jenny Rat­cliffe dressed to im­press.

Ready to serve: Store man­ager Scot­tie Doyle and Ryan Richard­son.

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