Two McDonald’s restaurants in Stirling have bagged £38,768 for charity.
The take-aways in Drip Road and Murray have contributed to the fund to set up a 25-bedroom Ronald McDonald House.
It will be located on the top floor of the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh when it opens.
Money was raised through contributions from the 5p charged for the restaurants’ brown food bags.
Whilst there is no requirement for the ‘bag tax’ money charged in Scotland to go towards a charity, Stirling franchisee Elliot Jardine felt this was a great way for them and customers to support the Ronald McDonald House.
The ‘home away from home’ facility will allow families of children being treated at the hospital to stay with them throughout their treatment. McDonald’s restaurants across Scotland have collectively raised £2 million for the £3.5 million development.
Elliot, who owns and operates eight restaurants across Stirling, Alloa, Falkirk and Edinburgh, said: “For the last four years, we have been proud to contribute the bag tax money from the restaurants to the building of this important facility.”