Local MSP Stuart McMillan has praised McDonald’s after the food chain have generously allowed the MSP to eat in their restaurants free of charge as he undertakes his cross-country ‘Pipeathon’ in aid of charity next week.
Stuart is kicking off his football-themed ‘Pipeathon’ initiative for charity at Cappielow Park on Monday 17th July in a bid to pipe at every professional football ground in Scotland over the course of 5 days this July to raise money for a number of charities.
All donations raised will be divided equally for three charities – Cash for Kids, Clydeside Action on Asbestos and the Andy Adams Fund; an Inverclyde firefighter whose life has been irrevocably changed due to an incident he was involved in whilst on duty.
McDonald’s Greenock franchisee Steve Tomlin learned about the Greenock and Inverclyde MSP’s charity venture – and contacted McDonald’s outlets around the country to get involved to play their part.
Steve Tomlin said:
“At McDonald’s, we are always looking for opportunities to lend our support to great local causes and I’m delighted that we can help Stuart with his ‘Pipeathon’ challenge.
“We’ve rallied around and gained support from fellow Franchisees and company-owned restaurants across Scotland to ensure Stuart is provided with food and water on his travels.
“We are proud to play our part in Stuart’s journey and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish him the best of luck for the challenge ahead.”
Commenting, Stuart said that he was delighted that McDonald’s had got in touch to help out, and hoped that others may follow suit in getting involved:
“I am delighted that McDonald’s are willing and able to contribute to the ‘Pipeathon’. Keeping the piper well-fed on a long trip like this is an absolute necessity!
“In all seriousness, this is an incredibly generous and thoughtful gesture on behalf of McDonald’s which, I’m sure, will make a huge contribution to the success of this initiative.
“All monies raised will be split equally for three charities – Cash for Kids, Clydeside Action on Asbestos and the Andy Adams Fund.
“I want to thank Steve Tomlin and the McDonald’s team for doing their bit in taking part in this initiative, and I would like to encourage other organisations and the wider public to please get in touch with my office to see how they can also contribute.”
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