Eleventh anniversary of Northamptonshire charity golf day raises nearly £48k for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Local McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar and his team

organised a charity golf day in aid of the Ronald McDonald House Charities - raising nearly £48,000 for the charity which enables families to maintain a degree of normal life while their child is undergoing medical treatment in partnered specialist children’s hospitals

across the UK.

The annual event, which took place at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club included a total of 32 teams making their way around 18 holes, including a speed hole, as well as entertainment in the form of a raffle, auction, and dinner.

Perry Akhtar who began his McDonald’s career 32 years ago and now runs eight restaurants across Northampton, Wellingborough and Raunds, said “Myself and everyone involved had an amazing day celebrating the 11th anniversary of the annual charity golf day. The spirit and enthusiasm on the golf course was fantastic and we’re delighted to have raised nearly £48,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. A special thank-you must be awarded for the generous sponsors and attendees who without whom it would be impossible to organise such a fantastic event.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free accommodation for families with children in hospital. Located at or near specialist children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses allow parents to remain close whilst their child undergoes treatment. There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK, and money raised from this challenge will go towards helping keep more families close to their children in hospital and building more Houses where the need is greatest.

To find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities or how you can get involved, visit www.rmhc.org.uk