Colourful characters will be out in force to help celebrate this year’s McHappy Day.
Colourful characters will be out in force to help celebrate this year’s McHappy Day.

McHappy heroes to help kids

THE leaders of the Justice League will be in force tomorrow at McDonalds South Tweed to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Batman and Superman will be among the other character favourites at the Minjungbal Drive restaurant between 11am and 3pm to celebrate McHappy Day.

Event organiser Jen Rika-Heke said the annual fundraising event aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

“We’ve got a big family fun day planned on Saturday,” Miss Rika-Heke said.

“We’re having raffles, face-painting, colouring-in competitions, and more.

“There will be a lot of characters visiting, including Batman, Superman, Scooby-Do, Shrek and Fiona, and Bananas in Pyjamas.”

The Tweed Heads Fire Brigade will also be putting on a truck demonstration.

Restaurant manager Melanie Erwin said the activities will be held inside and outside the South Tweed store.

“One dollar from every Big Mac sold on the day goes to the charity,” Miss Erwin said.

“And all cash donations go straight to Ronald McDonald House.”

The store, which is just over one-year-old, is advertising this as their first McHappy Day.

“We were here last year for McHappy Day but we had only been open for a few weeks,” Miss Erwin said.

“We did some things last year but it was nowhere near as big.

“Hoping the store will keep the events going every year and they will just keep getting bigger and better.”

Miss Erwin said the McDonalds’ staff involved in the events have volunteered their time for the day without pay.

Costumes were donated by Dare 2 Wear Costume Hire at South Tweed Heads.

McDonalds at Centro Tweed will have a special visit tomorrow from Ronald McDonald at 3pm.

This year McHappy Day is aiming to raise a record $2.5 million for sick children throughout Australia.

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