On Sunday, November 27, hundreds of people buzzing with enthusiasm gathered at various places in Malta and Gozo for The Happy Walk to raise funds for a learning centre in Qawra for vulnerable children.
The Happy Walk was organized by McDonald’s in Malta, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Inspire.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Malta has embarked on a project in collaboration with the Inspire Foundation to set up a specialized learning centre equipped with innovative resources that will provide an educational and therapeutic environment for children with learning difficulties or who face challenging situations at home.
The learning centre will support children keep their education on track to enable them to improve their future prospects.
After making their donation, people walked from Għajnsielem to Victoria in Gozo, and from Pembroke, Vittoriosa, Sliema and Paola all the way to Valletta wearing the official Happy Walk t-shirts to show their support for this worthy cause.
Supported by Malta’s McDonald’s, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Malta’s main benefactor, The Happy Walk was the culmination of a weekend of fund-raising activities.
All nine McDonald’s restaurants in Malta and Gozo also raised funds during the annual McHappy Day a day earlier, with a fun-filled programme of activities.
“We are truly grateful to everyone who joined The Happy Walk and who came to the restaurants and made a donation,” said Lee Warren, General Manager of Premier Restaurants Malta Limited. “Every year, we admire the spirit of generosity and solidarity we witness during McHappy Day in Malta. It is a joy for McDonald’s to help bring people together to show their kindness.”
ABOUT THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITY MALTA
RMHC Malta was launched in November 2015 as a non-profit organisation to provide resources to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children in Malta. It forms part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).
Through its global network of over 290 Chapters in more than 63 countries and regions, RMHC provides compassionate care and resources to children and families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs provide access to quality health care and enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care.
RMHC Global’s largest corporate partner is the McDonald’s system worldwide, which includes owners, operators, suppliers, employees, and customers.
The Inspire Foundation is considered Malta’s leading expert in evoking an educational and social environment for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Inspire’s efforts in this field of education are beneficial to local children who do not find the right support in mainstream schooling.