HELPING HANDS: Riley Woitowitz, Mackenzie Clague, Christian Peralta, Jemeuel Sombrero and Trixie Camacho worked together to bring Dalby the best McHappy Day.
HELPING HANDS: Riley Woitowitz, Mackenzie Clague, Christian Peralta, Jemeuel Sombrero and Trixie Camacho worked together to bring Dalby the best McHappy Day.

Dalby rallies to help seriously ill children

THERE’S nothing like seeing a community come together to support someone in need, and McHappy Day was the perfect way to show just how powerful a community in unity can be.

On Saturday, $2 from every Big Mac meal went directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charity for seriously ill children and their families.

Dalby’s McHappy Day celebrations included an “under-the-sea” theme, visits from the police, the scouts, and the rural fire service, and plenty of fun activities.

Christian Peralta co-ordinated the efforts, and said it was more important now than ever to keep donating to children and families in need.

“It’s not easy for a child to have an easy, especially for the family,” he said.

“The impact on the family is really big.

“Whenever we celebrate we get more charity, and that means more help for those in need.”

The highlight of the day for Mr Peralta was seeing the community come together for those in need.

“It’s really bad that we’re having the fires in Australia, and having the fire service team here was really a good help,” he said.

“People have been helping not just us, but also them.

“It’s good that people are helping all the charities as well – that’s the highlight for me.”