12:13pm Wednesday 9th May 2012
Families enjoyed a day of fun in Earslwood when the McDonald's restaurant there hosted an array of games and activities.
Staff put on fancy dress costumes and threw themselves into beat the goalie games and face painting, ran a children's tombola and manned an inflatable slide and bouncy castle.
There were also sumo suits for children to have fun in, and staff member Daniel Potts underwent a sponsored head shave.
The day was put on specially to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Cystic Fibrosis Week.
And despite dismal weather, customers turned out for the fun and helped raise £655 for the causes.
Jon Haward, director of Ronald McDonald House Charities, said: “As a national charity we rely on the effort put in on local and regional levels to support our work, and the 14 houses and 25 family rooms we run across the UK.”
He said: “Family fun days like the one put on by the Earlswood McDonald’s staff in Redhill are a very important part of our over-all fundraising targets, and we are hugely grateful to the teams who contribute with their enthusiasm and to their customers who are so generous in their donations.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with seriously ill children across the UK.
It has been McDonald’s charity of choice in the UK for more than 20 years. Website: www.rmhc.org.uk
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