Put on a happy pair of socks

The Family Room at Gosford Hospital

McDonald’s restaurants all over the Central Coast are gearing up for McHappy Day on November 13.

Actress, director and entrepreneur, Eva Longoria, has come on board as ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charity’s (RMHC) annual McHappy Day’s 30th year.

On McHappy Day, the charity will be raising money to help seriously ill and injured children and their families stay together and close to the care they need while undergoing treatment or surgery in hospital.

Community members can support RMHC on McHappy Day by picking up a pair of silly socks or helping hands from their local McDonald’s or via McDelivery.

Another way the community can get behind the fundraiser is by buying a Big Mac on McHappy day, with $2 being donated to RMHC for every Big Mac sold.

Donations can be made directly to RMHC by visiting their website.

These funds will support the 18 Ronald McDonald Houses around Australia, and the many Family Rooms like the one at Gosford Hospital, as well as Family Retreats and a national Learning Program to support families through their child’s challenging hospital journey.

Since the RMHC Family Room was opened at Gosford Hospital in 2013, there have been 9,650 family visits, providing refuge for families of children being treated at the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Charities CEO, Barbara Ryan, said this year’s McHappy Day will be as important as ever.

“Over the past year, our staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide a safe environment for someone of the most vulnerable members of our community,” Ryan said.

“McHappy Day is such as important occasion for our charity and we’re delighted to have the passionate and inspiring Eva Longoria on board as the McHappy Day Ambassador to help raise awareness of the fundraiser.

“Over the past 30 years the McHappy Day family has helped raise over $56M to keep Australian families of seriously ill and injured children together in their time of need and we’re calling on everyone’s support again this year to continue to help when it is needed most.”

Source:
Media release, Sep 23
Ronald McDonald House Charities

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