fourteen: summer furniture for ronald mcdonald families
By MAS Team | 14 December 2019
Who are you and what do you do in your day-to-day job?
Glen Godfrey - Senior Adviser, Northern Region
Who did you help today?
We volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House.
Why did you choose them?
They do such a good job for the families of the sick children that go to Starship Hospital that I felt it was important to give something back to them.
What did you do?
I and three adviser colleagues spent the day sanding down then re-staining three large sets of outside furniture for the families to use in the coming summer months.
What did you enjoy most?
The reaction of people at the end of the day when they saw the transformation of the old moldy furniture into beautiful refreshed macrocarpa pieces.
What did you learn from the experience?
It was a positive experience in that it felt good doing something for the community and especially the Ronald McDonald House.
How can I help?
They are always looking for volunteers, whether it be to tidy the gardens, water blast driveways, help with painting etc.
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3 December 2019
3/12/2019: The Charity Hospital Christmas Gala is an annual fundraising evening to help raise funds for the Canterbury Charity Hospital so they can help more Cantabrians in need.
4 December 2019
4/12/2019: Ange, our Senior Test Analyst, went out and helped plant trees to create shelter belt for WRDA at Battle Hill. Read all about her experience behind the link!
7 December 2019
7/12/2019: The MAS Executive Team took the opportunity to team up with Wellington City Council and planted native trees to do their bit to combat climate change and protect our NZ natives.