The team took to the challenge like a duck to water. A banquet of epic proportions was created, – roast chickens, pasta dishes, salads, coleslaw, potato bake, apple crumble with ice-cream and, just for the kids (which was their favourite), an old fashioned rolled ice cream in a cone with sprinkles.
According to the coordinator on the night we were one of the best groups they have had (we will pretend that they don’t say this to everyone all the time) and the potato bake was ‘just the best ever eaten’.
While the families enjoyed their meal, our very own accomplished violinist, Richard Chen, wowed everyone with a fantastic performance that had people questioning whether he was actually a lawyer and not a random musician we picked up on the way over.
Ronald McDonald House provides support for families of sick children who come from all over New Zealand for treatment. They welcome groups like Hesketh Henry who are keen to help out in some way and get behind a great cause.
The evening was a huge success and we felt very humble at being allowed to come in to the lives of the families and kids involved for a short period of time to nourish and entertain them all.