McDonald’s Restaurants To Support Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland Through Annual Santa Hat campaign
- All 94 McDonald’s restaurants across Ireland to sell the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland (RMHC Ireland) Santa Hat from 23rd November – 7th December
- The RMHC Ireland Santa Hats are €2 each and all money donated will go directly to the charity. Last year, McDonald’s restaurants across Ireland sold over 84,000 hats during this period for the charity
- RMHC Ireland has supported over 4,500 families with ill or injured children nationwide since it first opened in Ireland 18 years ago
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC Ireland) has launched its annual Santa Hat campaign today. The RMHC Ireland Santa Hats will be €2 per hat and will be available in all 94 McDonald’s locations in Ireland. The fundraising campaign has been running for over 10 years and has raised over €1.2 million for the charity to date.
RMHC Ireland provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin.
Speaking about the RMHC Ireland Santa Hat Campaign, McDonald’s Director of Franchising and Operations for Ireland, Alistair Reid shared; “The services provided by RMHC Ireland are invaluable, providing support to families 365 days a year, with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and laundry facilities close to Ireland’s dedicated children’s hospitals. McDonald’s Ireland is committed to supporting the charity and we are delighted to be able to support RMHC Ireland with their annual Christmas Santa Hat campaign. We encourage everyone, if you are thinking of buying a Santa Hat this Christmas, please buy a RMHC Ireland Santa Hat at your local McDonald’s restaurant.”
Last year, The RMHC Ireland Santa hat campaign successfully raised over €167,000 and saw over 84,000 hats sold during the Christmas season for the charity.
Joe Kenny, Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Ireland said; “The Santa Hat campaign is one of RMHC Ireland’s flagship fundraising initiatives. The campaign supports RMHC Ireland in raising the vital funds needed to enable us to continue to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families during an incredibly stressful times in their lives. Without the support of local communities as well as corporate partners like McDonald’s, we could not achieve our mission of providing families with a place to stay while their child undergoes medical treatment, and supporting them in giving them those nights and time together with gives them strength.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland has supported over 4,500 families since first opening its doors 18 years ago. The average length of stay for a family in Ronald McDonald House last year was 26 nights.
To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland and the families they support, visit https://rmhc.ie/