On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), I would like to thank the local community for their support of McHappy Day on Saturday, November 10.
The event, which took place at McDonald’s restaurants across the country, has raised in excess of $3 million, nationally. The 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia alone have provided more than 85,000 families with a home-away-from-home while their child undergoes treatment for serious illness at a nearby hospital. The money raised will allow us to continue to provide this service for families and children in need, in the local area, and will assist to expand our service to accommodate even more families. In order to meet this growing need, RMHC is aiming to build or extend five houses, open 17 more family rooms, and extend and develop other programs such as the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, over the next few years.
None of this would be possible without the support of the local community who generously continue to donate both their time and money to this valuable cause.
Malcolm Coutts OAM
CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities