Costumed fundraisers boost charity

Costumed fundraisers boost charity

Costumed revellers turned out in force on Friday (29 August) for a charity fancy dress party at Barnsley’s Hoyle Mill pub.

More than 100 people attended the event, which raised the splendid sum of £510 for Ronald McDonald House Moorfields in London. The House provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for parents who have children being treated at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The party was the brainchild of Barnsley couple Philip Atherton and Rebecca Hill, who have used the House on several occasions while their daughter has been treated for an eye condition in London.

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For more pictures or further information please contact:

Alex Goldup: T. 020 7250 8291 M. 07791 765 915 E.

Francesca Seabourne: T. 020 7250 8287 M. 07944 190 674

Notes to editors

1. To speak to someone or for more pictures please contact Alex Goldup.

2. Ronald McDonald House Moorfields is one of 14 Houses in the UK run by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.

3. Ronald McDonald House Charities opened in 1989 and last year helped support over 7,000 families with children in hospital. The Charity, which this year celebrates 25 years of keeping families together, relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.


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