Motherwell and Bellshill residents are being encouraged to visit their local McDonald’s this weekend to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Between 1 and 2pm on Saturday (October 25), McDonald’s restaurants across the UK will donate £1 from every transaction to celebrate 25 years since the charity was established in the UK.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.
There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK. Last year, the Houses helped over 7,000 families stay close to their children in hospital.
Princess characters Elsa and Anna will be making an appearance at the Brandon Parade restaurant in Motherwell during the fundraising donation hour on Saturday.
Celebrity dad and Make a Real Difference campaign ambassador Jeff Brazier of the campaign said: “When I visited a Ronald McDonald House recently, I could really empathise with the charity, especially as a dad myself.
“I hope everyone helps McDonald’s raise awareness and money for this fantastic charity. It’s a chance to make a real difference so please show your support and head down to a McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday between 1 and 2pm to take part.”
Members of the public have also been showing their support for Ronald McDonald House Charities by uploading a family selfie at www.makearealdifferenceday.co.uk using the hashtag #selfie4RMHC.
Lisa Hughes, local operations consultant, said: “I’m incredibly proud of all the work McDonald’s has done with Ronald McDonald House Charities for 25 years now.
“It’s great that we’re able to promote and support the fantastic work that the charity does to keep families together during difficult times. Anyone can get involved, so don’t forget to take your family selfie.”
To find out more about RMHC or how you can get involved, visit www.rmhc.org.uk.