McHappy with the fundraising efforts

By Cobram Courier

The tally is in for this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities McHappy Day, with Cobram contributing almost $3000 to the $4.8million raised.

RMHC provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals, with national McHappy Day on November 17 one of the main fundraisers.

During November, stores sold helping hands and socks, adding to the total.

McDonald’s Cobram restaurant manager Scott Doyle thanked the support of customers.

‘‘It was good to see so many locals come in and have some fun with the activities and dressing up,’’ he said.

‘‘We had activities such as colouring in, free balloons and the chance to get a photo with the hamburglar — it was a good family-oriented day in the dining room to support Ronald McDonald House charities.’’

He said staff members were proud of the $2448 raised and the restaurant group total of $33426, but were always looking to better the effort.

‘‘Thanks to the public that supported the event and we hope to be able to top this next year with the support of more people and businesses in town,’’ he said

‘‘RMHC is especially important for country kids and their families, for families to stay somewhere in Melbourne it adds up and Ronald McDonald House is one way to help them.’’