BOQ and Townsville Crocs help seriously ill kids and their families


Bank of Queensland North Ward Owner-Manager, Declan Carnes, will donate $1,000 to Ronald McDonald House as a result of a bet which will see Townsville Crocodiles Captain, John Rillie, shave his head.


The challenge continues the strong association between the three groups – BOQ, the Crocs and McDonald’s.


BOQ has been a strong supporter of Ronald McDonald House for the past few years, donating both money and food to the worthy cause.  The Crocs’ major sponsor is McDonald’s and the owner of McDonald’s Townsville is a customer of Mr Carnes’ BOQ branch.


The shave will take place at BOQ North Ward, 39 Eyre Street on Thursday, 18 January at 4pm, and locals are invited to come and witness the star Guard lose his locks.


Mr Carnes said that, while the shave was a bit of fun, he was serious in his commitment to Ronald McDonald House.


“Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for families so that they can stay near the hospital whilst their child is being treated,” he said.


“As many as 237 families will be sleeping at a Ronald McDonald House tonight.


“I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for families with seriously ill kids, and I think the work done by Ronald McDonald House in keeping families together during such a difficult time is vital.


“I have to admit, I am also looking forward to watching JR lose his hair!”