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McHappy for new birthing chair
Staff at local McDonald’s boost McHappy proceeds for
new birthing chair
The staff of McDonald’s New Glasgow recently dropped by the Aberdeen Hospital to deliver a cheque for $8,000, which represents the proceeds from its 2015 McHappy Days fundraising drive.
Pictured above: Michelle Corcoran, McDonalds; Susan Green, Aberdeen Health Foundation, Courtney Robson, RN and Marlene MacDonald, LPN in the rocking chair.
On May 8, $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and McCafe product went to supporting a local children’s charity. This year the selected charity was the Aberdeen Health Foundation, which is directing the proceeds to a new delivery chair for the Women & Children’s department of the hospital.
“The Women’s and Children’s Unit appreciate the effort and funds raised by McHappy Day,” says Debbie MacDonald, Nurse Manager, Women & Children’s Unit. “The new delivery chair is designed to help women relax during the delivery, and will meet the needs of all moms in the delivery room. We all want to say a huge thank you for this incredible gift for our hospital.”
Speaking with pride of the efforts of her staff, Michelle Corcoran said that the fundraising also took place over the three months leading up to McHappy Day. “Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday our staff were out with donation buckets at the drive thru, not to mention that they donate directly too. I am very proud of their efforts. Our goal next year is to raise $10,000!”
Pictured above from left to right are staff from New Glasgow McDonald’s: Michelle Corcoran, Doris Grant, Jackie Kontuk, Chantelle McLean, Morian McLeod & Alta Worthen from Aberdeen Hospital.
“We are so thankful to be selected as the beneficiary charity for this major fundraiser by the staff of our local McDonalds,” says Susan Malcolm of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. “Their efforts and commitment to raising funds is having a tremendous impact in our community.”