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Burgers benefit charity

Gympie’s Geek Jason Newell (left) at McHappy Day at his home town McDonald’s with Jarred Ware and Kellee Harragon.
Gympie’s Geek Jason Newell (left) at McHappy Day at his home town McDonald’s with Jarred Ware and Kellee Harragon.

GYMPIE'S Beauty and the Geek television star Jason Newell joined his home community to help raise more than $5500 for Ronald McDonald House charities at Gympie McDonald's McHappy Day on Saturday.

With a large turnout, restaurant manager Brendan Papas said the store hit its $5000 target through onsite donations and the sale of helping hands and 800 big macs. Two dollars from each big mac sold was donated to the charity.

"The day was a great success. The team here went to a lot of effort and the community came out and were not shy to donate, so it was really good to see," Mr Papas said.

Other drawcards were a jumping castle, face painting and balloon animals for kids.

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