Finally, A Guilt-Free Excuse For Tucking Into A Big Mac In Tralee This Weekend

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Buying a Big Mac this Saturday in McDonald’s will see €1 going each sale going to charity.

IF you’re heading for a treat to McDonald’s in Tralee this Saturday, your guilt at tucking into that Big Mac might be assuaged by the fact your contributing to a very worthy cause.

McHappy Day takes place at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide on Saturday, November 28 where €1 from every Big Mac sold on the day will support McDonald’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Staff at all 89 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland are gearing up for the annual fundraising event for the independent charity, which provides long term accommodation, care and support for families from all over the country while their seriously ill children are being cared for at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

The charity receives no funding or financial support from either the hospital or the Government and relies on fundraising and donations.

Last year’s event saw the Irish public purchase over 19,000 Big Macs, raising vital funds to support the charity.

Commenting, Adrian Crean, Managing Director of McDonald’s Ireland hopes this year will be just as successful, commenting: “McDonald’s owner operators are delighted to support our charity partner, The Ronald McDonald House Charity, which makes a real difference to sick children and their families.  I would also like to thank McDonald’s customers who give so generously to the charity through donations in our restaurants on a daily basis.  I look forward to another successful McHappy Day on November 28th.”

Marian Carroll, Volunteer CEO of The Ronald McDonald House Charity, added: “We are very grateful to McDonald’s for its ongoing support, which greatly assists our work.  Since we first opened our doors in 2004, we have provided a home to almost 3,000 families from all over Ireland and as an independent charity, this simply wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers and supporters which we greatly appreciate.”

With running costs of €400,000 a year, the charity relies on fundraising and donations to be able to continue to provide a ‘Home’ for families from across Ireland at a very difficult time in their lives.

It’s easy for people to support McHappy Day by simply visiting one of McDonald’s 89 restaurants nationwide on Saturday and making a donation into one of the charity’s Fundraising Boxes or by buying a Big Mac (€1 from every sale will go to The Ronald McDonald House Charity).

Purchasing a Santa Hat for just €2, available in all McDonald’s restaurants between November 26th and December 6th will also help the charity.

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