KIND-HEARTED staff and customers at Alloa’s McDonald’s restaurant have raised nearly £200 for Kidney Kids Scotland and the World Kidney Day campaign.

The money was collected through a raffle offering a top prize of a holiday to Majorca, and another staff initiative of selling pens to customers.

The Wee County restaurant is just one of eight McDonald’s’ owned and operated by franchisee Elliot Jardine, who has supported Kidney Kids for the past five years.

Across his group of restaurants staff raised a total of £2,359 for the organisation this year.

Kidney Kids Scotland raise funds for children with renal and urology issues in Scotland, with the aim of enabling children to be treated as close to home as possible.

The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, is the centre for excellence with regards to renal issues, and certain conditions mean children and their families must make several visits per week.

The funds raised by Kidney Kids Scotland will go towards funding the HOME Haemodialysis Service, which was set up to try and bring services closer to home.

When asked about the donation, Carol Grey, a fundraiser at Kidney Kids Scotland, said: “[We] would like to thank all the staff and customers at McDonald’s.

“Over the last five years Elliot Jardine’s restaurants have worked together to raise a whopping £9139.91 towards this campaign.

“This money has undoubtedly helped to improve services and treatment for our most chronically ill children.

“Kidney Kids Scotland are a small charity and could not carry out the work that we do without such wonderful support.”

Russell Parker, business manager at the Alloa McDonald’s restaurant, said: “It was a pleasure to work with Kidney Kids Scotland for another year, supporting World Kidney Day.

“The work that the charity does is so important in Scotland and we’re thrilled with the money raised in Alloa and across our other restaurants.

“We’d like to thank our customers for participating in the fundraising and we look forward to raising more in support of the charity in the future.”

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