Gert-Johan Coetzee and McDonald’s handed over a cheque for R150 000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital today.
“It also happened to be the 60th birthday of the RMHC today, so the timing was perfect,” said Coetzee, who confirmed that a second cheque would follow once the remaining garments from the collection are all sold.
RMHC is McDonald’s official charity, and fits out hospitality rooms for the families of sick children who are hospitalized at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
At present there are 27 five-star rooms at the hospital, where families can stay to be near their children who are receiving treatment. RMHC also has similar facilities in Baragwanath Hospital.
The Big Mac collection was the first time Coetzee, who is better known for his red-carpet showstoppers worn by celebrities, ventured into athleisure and childrenswear in any significant way.