15 Sep 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

On Thursday 31 August, 21 King’s students had their cooking skills put to the test as they hosted and prepared dinner for families staying at Auckland City Hospital’s Ronald MacDonald House. 

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Organised through the Chapel’s Community Service programme, the team of senior students happily donned aprons to cook up a feast of nachos, lasagne and chocolate cake for a hall of grateful families.

The Ronald MacDonald House supports those who are away from home with a hospitalised child and are always happy to have volunteer groups visit. This is the second time this term that the College have volunteered with Ronald MacDonald House and for the students it is often a heart-warming experience.  

 “It was really fun and rewarding to see the families so thankful for our meal,” says Rita Shasha (Year 13, Middlemore).

The Chapel band were also there to provide entertainment for the evening. Led by Assistant Chaplain Onosai Auva’a, the band performed hit after hit, much to the delight of the small children who danced along.

The Chapel team, made up of Community Service Co-oridnator Rosemary Carrington, Chaplain Reverend Warren Watson and Assistant Chaplain Onosai Auva'a, have already put on many excellent events this term, including the IHC Social, a Tearfund Cycle for Poverty race and a popular Reading in Schools programme.

“Creating opportunities to engage with the community teaches our students the value of putting faith into action,” says Rosemary.