Cooknight at Ronald McDonald House

We kickstarted 2018 with some of our team participating in a cook night at Ronald McDonald House in Grafton.

The cook nights are designed so that volunteers can spend a few hours of their day to prepare and cook dinner and dessert for the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald houses. This takes away one more stress for the families, as after spending a long day at the hospital, the last thing that they want to think about doing is cooking dinner for their family.

We are humbled to have had the chance to take part and look forward to doing more work with RMHC in the future.

 Anton and Jaco with their favourite dish - the ham!

Anton and Jaco with their favourite dish - the ham!

 Part of the team serving up dinner

Part of the team serving up dinner

 Laurence getting dessert ready

Laurence getting dessert ready

 Jaco and Josh cleaning up

Jaco and Josh cleaning up

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