Karly Pakleppa and Sarah Walker collected donations for McHappy Day in Gatton.
Karly Pakleppa and Sarah Walker collected donations for McHappy Day in Gatton.

McHappy Day raises $4334

The new Gatton McDonald's first McHappy Day was a resounding success on Saturday as the store was flooded with people supporting a good cause.

Gatton McDonald's store manager Loretta Bachmann said it was a great day with all the store's fundraising targets met and exceeded.

"It was absolutely awesome, we were given a target by head office and we exceeded it," she said. "The amount of support by people was really good for its first year."

Mrs Bachmann said the store managed to raise a total of $4334 towards the Ronald McDonald House on the day including the purchase of 531 Big Macs, of which $2 from each sale was donated.

Providing a helping hand on the day were the fire and police crews who collected money from drivers in the drive-thru with National Tree Day Lockyer committee and many others also chipping in.

The day marked the 20th milestone anniversary of McHappy Day as one of Australia's largest annual fundraising events.


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