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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.”

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