Sarah Lewis hangs out at South Tweed McHappy Day.
Sarah Lewis hangs out at South Tweed McHappy Day. Blainey Woodham

Kids McHappy for charities

SUPERHEROES and other characters swarmed South Tweed McDonald’s family fun day to celebrate McHappy Day last Saturday.

Event organiser Jen Rika-Heke said Batman, Superman, Scooby-Do,Shrek and Fiona and Bananas in Pyjamas visited the store to help raisefunds for Ronald McDonald House.

Miss Rika-Heke said this year was the Minjungbal Drive restaurant’sfirst McHappy Day after opening just a few weeks before last year’sfundraising event.

She said they reached the restaurant’s $3500 target for the day.

“We raised $1300 in cash donations alone on the day,” Miss Rika-Heke said.

“Big Mac sales as well as cookies and crazy straws went to charity, so we did pretty well this year.”

She said 481 Big Mac burgers were sold from 10.30am to 8pm when McHappy Day officially ended.

“It works out to be 1.1 Big Macs sold every minute.”

Miss Rika-Heke said Tweed Heads Fire Brigade made an appearance only to be called to a fire.

“They came back as soon as they could and showed the kids through the trucks,” she said.

“We had face painting, a colouring in competition, raffles and the fire brigade was great.”

Miss Rika-Heke said McDonalds thanked Tweed Heads Fire Brigade andlocal businesses for the raffle prizes that will be drawn thisafternoon.



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