Bolton McDonald's staff raise £2,500 by climbing Snowdon
FAST food staff swapped hamburgers for hiking when they scaled Snowdon to raise funds for Bolton Hospice.
The 18 McDonald’s workers, who work at restaurants across Bolton, spent seven hours climbing Wales’ highest mountain and raised a whopping £2,500.
Dave Shaw, McDonald’s Bolton franchisee said: “We have raised funds for the hospice in the past but this latest event was definitely the toughest.
“I want to congratulate everyone who was involved in the sponsored walk.
“I am thrilled that they managed to raise so much money for a truly worthwhile cause.”
Lee Atherton, McDonald’s Bolton area manager, added: “Everyone who did the walk has a special affinity with Bolton Hospice.
“No one has a bad word to say about them.
“The work they’re doing is fantastic and anything we can do to support them we are absolutely happy to do.”
Hospice’s mascot ‘Cyril the Squirrel’ was loaned out to the McDonald’s branches holding fundraising events.
And staff are already planning their next fundraiser, which will take place in November.
They will present a final cheque to Bolton Hospice in December and are aiming to raise £5,000.
Stephanie Lacaille, community fundraiser from Bolton Hospice said: “As a charity, we have to raise more than £2.5 million per year to enable us to continue providing care and support to our patients.
“We are very grateful to all of the staff at the Bolton McDonald’s restaurant for all of their ongoing support and fundraising.”
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