Gympie McHappy to help seriously ill children
GYMPIE residents have helped put a smile on the face of seriously ill children and their families in the lead up to the Christmas and New Year period after raising $5554 on McHappy Day this year.
Community volunteers played a big role again this year with fire brigades, police and local businesses giving up time to help collect donations or provide items to be raffled on the day. A troop of celebrities and VIPs across the country were also out in force meeting and greeting customers to raise funds at over 880 McDonald's restaurants nation-wide.
"The Gympie community has excelled in its support yet again, raising valuable funds for RMHC," McDonald's Gympie licensee Craig Manley said.
"I want to thank the amazing support and efforts of Gympie and the volunteers who have again been behind McHappy Day, helping to raise funds to assist families of seriously ill children, while having some fun in the process."
"Since McHappy Day's inception we have now collectively raised close to $25 million for RMHC. The funds raised this year will help us continue to expand our programs so that we can help even more families in need by opening five new houses, 17 more family rooms, and extending the learning program to help more children catch up on their schooling."