Despite her busy filming schedule, beloved Australian actress Ada Nicodemou still manages to find time to bring joy to sick children by giving her time to the Ronald McDonald House charity, which supports sick children and their families.
The 40-year-old Home and Away star says taking on the role of a McHappy Day ambassador was an easy decision, as it's a cause close to her heart.
"I'm a mum, I'm a parent too so I can relate a little bit to what these parents are going through in the fact that it must be hard to feel like you're not with your child when your child is sick," she tells Be.
"So for me being part of a campaign that is helping families stay together, I can relate to that because while your child is unwell, having to worry about transporting yourself every day or hotel room, you don't need those expenses at all.
Ahead of Saturday's McHappy Day, Ada spent some time on Thursday at the Ronald McDonald House in Westmead.
"I chatted to a lot of the families actually and they were just lovely people," she says.
"The moment I walked into Ronald McDonald House, I straight away felt like I was at home and that's what a lot of the parents were saying."
"I had such a lovely day in there and it's so nice to do that because we all know that Ronald McDonald House charities is a great cause and we've all supported McHappy Day but for me now seeing that I really can tell you it is a very worthwhile cause and it's good to know that all the funds raised on McHappy Day go directly to Ronald McDonald House," she added.
Ada will be at the Darling Quarter McDonalds in Sydney on Saturday October 14, helping cook and serve burgers for customers for McHappy Day.