Visit McDonalds on 22nd October to help raise money #ForRMHCOctober 20, 2016
This Saturday, McDonalds restaurants up and down the country will be hosting a special jungle themed fundraising day to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. We have had first-hand experience using one of the Ronald McDonald Houses when Elizabeth was being treated for Leukaemia and for families with children in the hospital it was an absolute life saver.
We had been putting our change into the little collection pots in McDonald’s for as long as I could remember and although I had a vague idea of what the money was used for it wasn’t until I experienced it for myself that I saw how important this was. When your child needs specialist care you need to be in the best place for them and sometimes this could mean a hospital far away from home. The Ronald McDonald Houses help to keep families together by providing them with a room for them to sleep in that is next to the hospital. However, it doesn’t end there. The houses also provide kitchen areas with storage for food that helps to save parents so much money. There are also fabulous communal areas where they host craft activities and similar to help keep families smiling. One of the benefits we found was knowing that every other family in there understood what you were going through and that became a great support network.
To help raise funds for this amazing charity McDonald’s restaurants will have four new wild animal soft toys for customers to purchase for £2.50 each from the Kiosk, front counter, and Drive-thru window this Saturday 22nd October, with at least £1 of each sale going to the charity and 100% of all donations in the collection boxes going to charity too.
To find out more about what the charity does check out this video featuring ‘Help Us Keep Families Close’ campaign ambassador Jeff Brazier or head to my youtube channel where I tell you about our experience staying in one of their houses when Elizabeth became ill.
This blog post has been sponsored by McDonalds to help spread the word about the event on 22nd October and the work that the charity does.