GREAT CAUSE: The McDonald's Roma team will dress up in superhero outfits this weekend for McHappy Day. L-R Madison Bonsie, Marc Benson and Kate Santa Marina.
GREAT CAUSE: The McDonald's Roma team will dress up in superhero outfits this weekend for McHappy Day. L-R Madison Bonsie, Marc Benson and Kate Santa Marina.

Buy a burger, hand or socks to support McHappy Day

RACEGOERS are encouraged to line their stomachs before the Roma Cup by purchasing a Big Mac with $2 of every burger sold going towards the Ronald McDonald House.

McHappy Day 2019 will take place this Saturday, raising much needed funds and celebrating a wonderful cause.

Last year, McHappy Day raised $4.9 million for Ronald McDonald House Charites Australia nationally.

McDonald's Roma owner Marc Benson said his team would be in superhero outfits and encouraged all kids to dress up and come down to participate in all the fun.

"On the day we will be selling $2 and $10 Helping Hands or $5 Silly Socks, there will also be face painting and balloons for the kids," Mr Benson said.

"Any donations are accepted, big or small.

"Our goal is to raise more than $6000 and we are well on track for that. We are hoping to sell out of our hands and socks."

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, it impacts the whole family. Lives can be turned upside down and the Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a range of programs to help families stay together and close to the care they need.

The Roma district is the second highest user of Ronald McDonald House of Southeast Queensland with five families in town using the facilities in Brisbane this year.

Mr Benson said every donation was going to a much-needed cause.

"It's a well used infrastructure for the families, otherwise they have to fly down on the chopper and they've only got the clothes on their back because it's an emergency," Mr Benson said.

"Whereas the Ronald McDonald House provides them with food, accommodation, bedding and clothing if needed so it's a valuable facility.

"It will be great day and hopefully we can raise a hell of a lot of money for charity."