A large group of Glasgow McDonald's workers ditched their shoes for the day and walked a marathon in their socks in aid of families who have children in hospital.

Around 117 crew members took to the streets of Glasgow to walk 26 miles wearing nothing on their feet apart from socks as they fundraised for the Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow. 

The accommodation houses are used when families require accommodation when children are in hospital. It is a cost-free process and it is aimed to give families a "home away from home" during stressful times.

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The McDonald's workers managed to raise a huge £8,000 for the house which will go to help cover costs running the operation.

Everyone who took part were encouraged to wear as fashionable socks as possible as they made three pit stops along the way, allowing the participants were able to refuel on water and snacks before hitting the pavement again.

The Sauchiehall Street crew members were crowned the winners for the funniest socks, while Rachel McBride from the Maryhill restaurant was rewarded for raising the most funds.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Andy Gibson said: “I was so proud to see the large-scale participation from our restaurant teams for this fundraiser.

"Witnessing everyone come together for the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow has been truly heartwarming. The House does fantastic work for children and families across Scotland so we were delighted to support it.

"It was definitely worth the sore feet and we are already thinking what our next fundraiser could be!”

Glasgow Times:

Ken Simpson, Chief Executive at Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, added: “We are so thankful to the Glasgow McDonald’s crew members for taking part in this challenge and raising these vital funds.

"We are blown away by their support, the funds will make sure that we continue to give seriously ill children the best medicine of all – their families by their side throughout their hospital journey.”