Sunderland McDonald’s workers help sick children

Staff at McDonalds, North Moor Road, Sunderland, who have organised a charity event at the Quayside Exchange in aid of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity.
Staff at McDonalds, North Moor Road, Sunderland, who have organised a charity event at the Quayside Exchange in aid of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity.
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STAFF at McDonald’s are supersizing their fund-raising efforts.

Workers at the fast food joint in North Moor Road, Farringdon, are raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a cause that provides families of sick children with housing while they undergo treatment.

The ambitious workers are putting on a night of entertainment, raffles and even a human auction at the Quayside Exchange building in the East End to raise vital cash for the cause.

The charity has 14 houses and 150 family 
rooms in or near hospitals throughout the UK, which provides families with a free place to live while children have life-saving treatment at specialist hospitals.

Deputy manager, Chloe Pittilla, 21, came up with the idea for the fund-raising event.

She said: “As it is a McDonald’s charity, we raise money for the cause anyway, but this is the biggest event we have planned.

“It is for such a good cause and everyone who is taking part is very happy to be helping.”

The event, on Saturday at 7:30pm, will include a disco, a quiz and will feature stalls from local cake and craft companies.

Ryan Metters, 20, one of the staff organising the event, said: “We have raised money for the charity before through smaller raffles and managed to raise £250, but now we want to make a real difference.

“We contacted SAFC and local companies 
who have all been supportive and have donated some great prizes for the raffle, including signed goods, spa treatments and family passes for activities.”

“Our target is to raise £1,000, which as well as going to the families affected, will mean our store will have raised the most money for the charity in the UK.”

All tickets bought are entered into the raffle, 
tickets for the event can be bought at 
McDonald’s, Farringdon for £3, or bought on the night for £5.

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