Posted on 16 November 2016
On Saturday 12 November 2016, Ronald McDonald House’s McHappy Day celebrated 25 years in Australia.
Ormiston College once again supported this worthy cause with 32 students and 11 staff helping to raise money at McDonalds Cleveland.
The students braved the hot and humid weather with their donation buckets, lob-a-choc, face painting and colouring in competitions, in total raising $1,983.75, an impressive figure that is over $1,000 more than last year.
In total McDonalds Cleveland raised $5,306.75. McDonalds as a whole helped to raise over $3.8 Million, this equates to more than 28,000 nights’ accommodation in a Ronald McDonald House for families in need.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is one of the leading charities in Australia and one of the leading children's charities in the world. They support families of children with serious illnesses. In 1981 the first Australian Ronald McDonald House opened in Sydney’s Camperdown. There are now 15 Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia that have collectively provided over 68,000 families with over 1.2 million bed nights.
Thank you to all the staff and families that volunteered and those who came to donate to support this amazing charity and some amazing families going through difficult times.
Secondary School Teacher