MCDONALD'S in Wrexham is helping to raise crucial funds for BBC Children in Need during its fundraising drive this November.

Already surpassing its £1 million target for BBC Children in Need by raising £1.5 million during the month long fundraising window, McDonald's UK is calling on customers to make a difference to local projects such as Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales (EYST).

Wrexham is one of 60 McDonald's venues across the UK connected with a local BBC Children in Need project through the partnership’s Community Connections programme.

McDonald’s restaurants across the UK are fundraising for BBC Children in Need for the third year in a row to help support youth projects all over the country.

To date, McDonald’s has raised £4 million, which has enabled local charities and projects to support more than 25,000 young people in communities all over the UK.

This fundraising month, McDonald’s has surpassed it £1 million target for this year as it has raised £1.5 million for the charity across its participating restaurants.

McDonald’s franchisee Stewart Williams, who owns and operates the Wrexham restaurant, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting BBC Children in Need once again and in particular local projects such as Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales.

"Community is at the heart of everything we do and being able to support projects such as this means so much to the crew and me.


"It’s fantastic to see first-hand the positive impact our fundraising efforts have, and we look forward to supporting more in the future.”

Helal Uddin, Head of Services and Partnerships at EYST, said: “We’re so grateful to McDonald’s and Stewart Williams for the support they have given us.

"The funding provided by BBC Children in Need allows us to continue working with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we couldn’t do it without the support of our partners. We look forward to continuing this wonderful partnership.”