A Preston McDonald’s franchisee and his restaurant group have raised £6,144 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall.
Restaurants in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Fleetwood, Chorley, Fulwood and Lytham held fundraising events including drive-through car washes, raffles, sponsored trash picks, sweepstakes and fun days to raise funds.
Thanks to their efforts, a check for £6,144 was given to St Catherine’s in Lostock Hall and £5,741 to Trinity Hospice in Bispham.
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Local franchisee Nigel Dunnington, who owns and operates the 17 restaurants in West Lancashire, said: ‘We have long supported the excellent work of our local hospices, but last year we decided to raise funds in the our entire business.
“I am constantly amazed by the volunteers and the hard work they do. St Catherine’s and Trinity have provided care for many McDonalds family and friends, and we feel it’s time for us to give something back.
“People are at the very heart of our business, and we take great pride in giving back to the local community. »
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Dunnington thanked the restaurant teams for their enthusiasm in helping organize the fundraiser and the customers who “digged deep” to help support the initiative.
With McDonald’s being Ronald McDonald House Charities UK’s biggest corporate supporter, Nigel and his team often have the children’s charity as their national focal point and priority charity.
West Lancashire restaurants have also focused on local charities and community projects, including The Streetlife Trust in Blackpool and The Foxton Centre, which supports young people and adults in Preston.
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