MP joins in McHappy Day cause

Serving: Tony Pasin

Serving: Tony Pasin

Member for Barker Tony Pasin helped out on McHappy Day on Saturday to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House for families with seriously ill children.

“Since it first started in 1991, McHappy Day has raised more than $42 million for RMHC including over $4 million last year,” said Mr Pasin.

Mr Pasin helped out serving customers at the drive through at the Mount Gambier Central McDonald’s store on Saturday and said there was a terrific response from the public.

“Each year people get around this event because it goes towards such a good cause and ultimately helps to benefit so many people, especially seriously ill children and their families, who deserve our generosity.”

Funds raised on McHappy Day go towards a range of RMHC programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Ronald McDonald Family Retreats Program. 

Over the last 30 years more than 100,000 Australian families have benefitted through RMHC programs.

The 14 Ronald McDonald Houses alone have provided 89,000 families with a home-away-from-home while their child undergoes treatment for serious illness at a nearby hospital.

As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day is crucial in raising funds for the charity. Since it first started in 1991, McHappy Day has raised more than $42 million for RMHC and over $4 million in 2017.

$2 from every Big Mac sold on McHappy Day goes directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities, while supporters of the day could also buy $5 McHappy Day socks or $2, $5, $10 or $50 Helping Hands.