We'd had our kitchen for 15 years by lindayy


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									A Better Homes and Gardens Charity Initiative

                                                                                                                                                                     1. Adrienne in the new creation
                                                                                                                                                                     2. All appliances were donated
                                                                                                                                                                     3. The new kitchen sparkles
                                                                                                  2                                                                  4. Eighteen families cook here

                                                                                                                     e’d had our kitchen for 15 years     donated five microwaves, three ovens and
                                                                                                                     and although it served us well, it   four dishwashers, Fisher & Paykel gave two
                                                                                                                     was getting a bit tatty and old,     refrigerators and two freezers, Winning
                                                                                                                     says House Director Adrienne         Appliances donated sinks and taps, and the
                                                                                                  Pearson. “Put it this way – we have 18 families         two rangehoods were received thanks to John
                                                                                                  here each day, cooking up dinners, lunches              Keating and Qasair Rangehoods.
                                                                                                  and breakfasts, so over 15 years, that’s around            “These are just to name a few – the list of
                                                                                                  two million meals! Our poor old kitchen was in                                       ”
                                                                                                                                                          people to thank is endless, says Adrienne. “From
                                                                                                  desperate need of a facelift.  ”                        the Breville toaster to the Corelle dinner sets,
                                                                                                     Of course, renovations cost money – and when         everything in our kitchen is a donation. Even the    4
                                                                                                  you’re a charity like the Ronald McDonald Houses,       tradespeople worked for a cut price.  ”
                                                                                                  cash for things like new kitchens is hard to find.         It took a fortnight for the kitchen to be
                                                                                                     The Ronald McDonald Houses are homes away            installed. “We used a smaller room as a                  Ronald McDonald Houses
                                                                                                  from home for families of very sick children. While     makeshift kitchen, and every night, various                   are the cornerstones
                                                                                                  kids are receiving life-saving treatment in nearby      groups from the local community and                           of Ronald McDonald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     House Charities (RMHC).
                                                                                                  hospitals, families are safe in the knowledge           businesses came to cook dinner for the families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To support RMHC
                                                                                                  that they are able to stay in the accommodation         so they didn’t have to buy takeaways.    ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   throughout Australia, visit
                                                                                                  Ronald McDonald Houses provide. The Houses                 Adrienne would also like to thank: BTF                 www.rmhc.org.au or call
                                                                                                  rely on donations, especially for things like           Shopfitting, Rocco Pellegrino, Zip Heaters,                          1300 307 642.
                                                                                                  renovations.                                            Sheldon and Hammond, Gunnersen Pty Ltd,
                                                                                                     So Adrienne and her team of volunteers set           Sabrina Velt NSW, George Pizanas, LG Hi/Mas,                 McDonald’s Australia

                                                                                                  to work to raise $100,000 to have the kitchen           and their fundraisers: the players from the Castle               pays all RMHC’s
                                                                                                  re-done. “It wasn’t easy but over six months we         Hill Charity Golf Classic 2007 St Marys Leagues
                                                                                                                                                                                         ,                             administrative costs,
                                                                                                  raised the money, says Adrienne. “That was
                                                                                                                      ”                                   Club, Western Sydney Mc Op Co, Ian and Kathryn               meaning 100 cents of
                                                                                                  entirely thanks to the support and kindness of our      Garton from Penrith McDonald’s, Merrylands                   every dollar donated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            goes directly to
                                                                                                  local community and businesses.     ”                   Bowling Club, Blacktown RSL, and the Rotary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RMHC programs.
                                                                                                     BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances                Club Liverpool Greenway.

                                                                                                                                               “Well done Westmead!”
                                    Some kitchens need a bit         Dear Better Homes an
                                                                                           d                                                      n Kit and Fiona West of Canberra are one family
                                                                     Gardens, Congratulatio
                                                                                                                                                  that’s benefited from the new kitchen. Their baby
                                    of a spring clean or the odd                                                                                  Felix was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and
                                    renovation. But the kitchen at   on 30 years of inspiring                                                     they’ve been in and out of the House. “We went
                                                                     ideas, from all of us
                                                                                                                                                  home for two months and came back to this
                                    the Ronald McDonald House in                                                                                  stunning new kitchen!” says Fiona. “Well done
                                    Westmead needed a full-blown     Ronald McDonald Hous                 Kit and Fiona West
                                                                                                                             with                 Ronald McDonald House Westmead!”

                                    knock down and start again.                                           baby Felix and Adrienne

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