Round Up Your McDonald’s Bill for Charity – Here’s Why

From today, customers at McDonald’s will be asked to round up the bill for their order and donate the extra money to charity.
Not only will you be able to donate at the till using your debit or credit card, the self-service kiosks will have the option to pay 1p, 10p or 20p before you pay.
The move is due to the result of more people using card to pay for their meals, this means the collection boxes for spare change donations at the tills has fallen.
The money you donate goes towards the Ronald McDonald Houses, a charity which helps give families the opportunity to stay near their children while they are in hospital by offering accommodation. These houses are located near the hospital so families can be by their child’s bedside in a matter of moments and maintain a degree of normal life.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the charity, McDonald’s will also be hosting special fundraising parties up and down the UK on the 12th and 13th October as part of their annual ‘Make A Difference Weekend’.
The events held will involve family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy as well as given the opportunity for customers to purchase limited edition Ronald McDonald House Charities UK soft toys, the proceeds all go to the cause.
Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, Henry Trickey said, “I am incredibly proud that for thirty years our restaurant teams, office staff and our franchisees have worked tirelessly to raise money, awareness and to volunteer their time for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK to support families with seriously ill children.
“Our self-order kiosks have made it quicker and easier for our customers to order their food so it’s only right that we use this in-restaurant technology to make it easier to donate to the charity. This, coupled with the new TV advertisement, will hopefully see even more customers donating to this wonderful cause”

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