Thanks for McHappy Day support
We are writing to thank the Southern Highlands community for your support of McHappy Day in 2019 - the largest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
The Southern Highlands community helped us celebrate 28 years of McHappy Day by raising more than $5.9 million for RMHC nationally.
These donations will go toward supporting families while their seriously ill or injured child undergoes treatment, helping them to stay together in their time of need.
Throughout the country we saw communities, including residents from the Highlands, help raise vital funds for RMHC.
We saw local bucket brigades, emergency services, community heroes, as well as sporting and TV personalities visiting McDonald's restaurants to help make a difference.
We want to personally say a big thank you to everyone in the Highlands community, who got involved on Saturday, November 16, making generous donations, which helped McHappy Day raise more money than ever before.
Fundraising efforts like McHappy Day are vital and ensure RMHC can be there for families with seriously ill children when they need it most.
With so many Australian children requiring treatment, every donation goes a long way to keep families together in their toughest times.
You can continue to support families in need by donating to rmhc.org.au all year round.
Thank you again to the local community for all your help on McHappy Day 2019.
CEO of Ronald McDonald House
National Ambassador, McHappy Day 2019
'Only emergency action can be effective'
I have never read so much tripe from Rod Dent (SHN letters November 20) since I listened to the last State and Federal election promises.
As evidenced by many letters and articles that you have kindly published in your newspaper over the years, I and many others have been talking about climate change for quite a time.
I am a member of the Greens and they have on record policies and a history of speaking in support of action against climate change and the interlinked issue of environmental destruction.
Opportunistic? "green propaganda"? Balderdash.
People like Rod have been ignoring reality for far too long.
But they are now unable to deny what is happening as a result of climate change.
Perhaps they could stop denying reality and put their energy into doing something useful.
He talks of "doing it better".
We have at least 20+ years of worsening climate ahead of us.
CO2 lasts about 20 years in the atmosphere and we have no way to remove it at scale in that time frame.
All over the world we have a climate change catastrophe. All over the world, everywhere.
And emergency action, only emergency action can be effective.