McDonald’s managers from Stanmore swapped burgers for hiking boots when they took on a challenge to scale Mount Snowdon for charity.
The senior members of staff were part of a team which featured other managers from the fast food chain’s Harrow and Bushey restaurants.
They rose to the challenge of reaching the highest mountain in Wales, which stands 1085 metres above sea level, for the Ronald McDonald House Childrens’ charity (RMHC).
RMHC provides free nearby accommodation to families who have children in hospital over long periods.
A Facebook statement from the managers before they set off explained why the team were doing it. “We are doing this to help raise much needed funds and support for a RMHC house in Oxford.
“The charity rely heavily on donations as it costs more than £25 a night to house a family. We’re sure you can appreciate just how much life would change if your children were to be taken seriously ill, the charity provide accommodation for families so they can be close to their loved ones at the most challenging time.”
The team successfully completed their challenge which took place from May 21 to 23.
MyLocalNews Founder Nik Allen spoke glowingly about the charity. He said: “16 years ago when my young son was involved in a very serious accident which meant he had to spend a very long time in hospital.”
“Ronald McDonald House made it possible for us to stay close to the hospital our son was in for more than three months. I’m eternally grateful to them for supporting us at a time when we desperately needed it.”
The team have raised £3143 at the time of going to print and are still collecting donations.
To donate visit justgiving.com/Thom-Russell2