Day getting burger and better
COFFS Harbour dug into its pockets and chowed down on Saturday to raise a record amount for the annual McHappy Day.
"It was a really, really great day," Coffs Harbour McDonald's Restaurant manager Mel Lawrence said.
"We doubled what we raised last year."
Local 'celebrities' who rolled up their sleeves and donned a McDonald's apron to serve customers on Saturday included local politicians Andrew Fraser, Luke Hartsuyker and Jenny Bonfield as well as several radio station personalities.
While the final tally was still being counted yesterday, early figures indicate the day raised more than $4500.
Nationally, McHappy day raised more than $1.7 million with $1 from each Big Mac and profits from every $2 wristband sold going directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
RMHC supports a number of programs throughout Australia that help seriously ill children live happier, healthier lives.
"We are thrilled with the results of the McHappy Day fundraising drive and want to pass on our sincere thanks to all customers, volunteers, staff, celebrities and VIPs who helped us raise these much-needed funds for RMHC," McDonald's Australia CEO Peter Bush said.