Three children from the South West have had their illustrations featured on Big Mac boxes as part of this year’s McHappy Day celebrations.
Four-year-old Lilliana Scallan, from Australind, and six-year-old twins Eden and Willow Turner, from Dalyellup, have had their drawings displayed on the boxes since September 29.
Their designs made for two of the six illustrations displayed on McHappy Day’s Big Mac boxes nationwide.
The boxes also feature special video messages from the children and their families. Customers are able to head to www.rmhc.org.au on their smartphones to view the messages.
McDonald’s will give $2 from every Big Mac sold on McHappy Day (Saturday, October 14) to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Triana Eagles – McDonald’s Licensee for the Bunbury, South Bunbury, Treendale and Dalyellup outlets – said they would love for people to provide a gold coin donation or buy a Big Mac, helping hands or socks this McHappy Day.
“We’re happy to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and happy to have three little, local girls contribute to the packaging,” she said.
She said all four outlets will hold activities around lunch time.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Lilliana required specialised treatment from Princess Margaret Hospital and stayed in Perth’s Ronald McDonald House earlier this year.
Lilliana’s mother Tenika Accorsini said RMHC provided them with a home when they needed it, with money raised from McHappy Day helping to make it all happen.
Born 23 weeks premature alongside Willow, Eden’s airways had suffered from scarring.
At seven months old, Eden needed a tracheotomy to allow air into her lungs. She has also undergone multiple surgeries throughout her life.
Eden has spent over nine months of her life in Perth’s Ronald McDonald House.
Eden and Willow’s mother Jess Turner said RMHC provided vital services for people travelling from the country.
She said donations to the organisation helped to support sick children in the long term.
Money raised from McHappy Day (now in its 26th year) will go to RMHC to provide assistance for seriously ill children across Australia.
McHappy Day has raised over $40 million dollars for RMHC.
McDonald’s hopes to reach a target of $4.1 million this McHappy Day.