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McDonalds Visit

27 January 2014

Chaddy the Owl visited McDonald's today

Chaddy the Owl visited McDonald's today to present the store with a signed shirt to celebrate the partnership between McDonald's and Oldham Athletic Community Trust.

McDonald’s restaurants in Oldham have teamed up with Oldham Athletic Community Trust to become the official ‘Development Centre Partner’ of the Community Trust.

Oldham Athletic Community Trust`s Development Centre’s currently run across two nights, providing training for over 70 young footballers per week from the ages of seven to twelve years old. 

Kerry Cameron, Area Manager of the Oldham McDonald’s restaurants said: “We are committed to supporting grassroots football and I am really pleased that we are able to partner with Oldham Athletic Community Trust. I hope that our partnership will allow more children in Oldham to take advantage of the great facilities and coaching that the Community Trust provides.”

Oldham Athletic Community Trust Participation Manager Martin Vose added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to McDonald’s for their support and sponsorship of the Community Trust. New doors have now been opened due to the support of McDonald's; we can now plan long term which will only serve as a positive for the children who currently attend our sessions.

In addition to the presentation prior to the Wolverhampton Wanderers fixture McDonald’s staff will also be collecting for the Ronald McDonald House Charity, Manchester House.

Ronald McDonald House Charities are an independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with sick children in hospitals across the UK.  Ronald McDonald House Manchester opened its doors on 21 May 2012, there are now currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses. During 2013 they helped 7,000 families stay close to their seriously ill children who were receiving treatment in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

Families can stay free of charge in a Ronald McDonald House for as long as they need to - whether it is for two nights or two years. Ronald McDonald House Charities believes that families should not have to sleep on camp beds or in their cars in order to be close to their children. It is determined to continue to provide accommodation to meet the needs of all these families while trying to maintain a degree of normal family life.

The McDonald's staff will be outside the turnstiles prior to kick-off tomorrow night.


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