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CommunityMay 2018

Angus Morrison-Ronald McDonald House

I was collecting for Ronald McDonald House who have a family room attached to Southland Hospital. My wife Sarah stayed there after our third child (of four) Hamish had some complications and had to spend two weeks in neonatal (even though he was 9lbs). They were absolutely fantastic and made our lives so much easier at a pretty stressful time. I spent the morning helping to set up some collection displays and in the afternoon spent 4 hours over two shifts collecting at two different locations.

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Kevin Evans - Volunteer Day Kiwanis NZ

Well, after one postponement due to weather, we could not have got a better day for this project. 11 people came out to help and we worked the whole day, weeding, cleaning up leaves, trimming trees, painted some fences, re-cut edges around lawns and left the roses to the the old knowledgeable guru’s to trim lol. All in all a terrific amount of work which without the help of the people from Kiwanis, the family simply could not have achieved. Their daughter, Chrissy, was out of hospital for the weekend. She is being treated for Leukemia, and the reaction from her regarding all the people helping out her family was quite touching. It was a small but great project to have been involved with.

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