McDonald’s manager Selina Bradford and store manager Joel Seeney look forward to McHappy Day every year.
McDonald’s manager Selina Bradford and store manager Joel Seeney look forward to McHappy Day every year.

Making life Mcbetter for families

MCHAPPY Day helps improve the lives of many people – and no one knows that better than the store manager of Maryborough McDonald’s, Joel Seeney.

Several years ago Mr Seeney stayed at Ronald McDonald House.

His daughter, Kiara, was born with serious medical difficulties and was taken to Brisbane and her family stayed at Ronald McDonald House to be close to her. She was two weeks old when she died.

Mr Seeney said it had helped enormously not to have to worry about accommodation or additional expenses at such a difficult time and to be able to focus completely on his daughter.

Selina Bradford, manager of Maryborough McDonald’s, said the team had heard many personal stories of how Ronald McDonald House had helped to improve the lives of those in difficult circumstances – and many people sought to return the favour by buying a Big Mac on Saturday and ensuring the service continues for others.

“We’ve sold plenty of Big Macs,” she said.

Maryborough MP Chris Foley attended the event at Maryborough McDonald’s, along with the police and fire service. Local radio personality Jacqui Jensen also attended and helped the crew sell a few Big Macs – and, Ms Bradford said, she did a very good job.

Several staff members volunteered their time to help with the rush on Saturday, some helping out behind the counter, others cooking and some giving kids a hand with the craft table that was set up to provide a day of fun.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed that.”

Michael Draper, from Maryborough, ate four Big Macs on Saturday to support the cause.

In Maryborough the biggest order of Big Macs was at the drive-through, where one group ordered nine Big Macs. Hervey Bay just beat Maryborough, with an order of 10 Big Macs at its drive-through.


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