For families who have children with serious illnesses, every day brings a different challenge. The last thing they need to worry about is what's for dinner.
Ten of these families in Waikato had dinner taken off their plate thanks to The Cook and True Colours Children’s Health Trust. The simple act of a restaurant-quality meal they didn't have to prepare, gave them back the mental space to enjoy their dinner together.
The Cook can be found at #7 Cook Street in Hamilton, near where the cycle trails are being developed. In their focus on sustainability, The Cook has set up a secure area where bikes (even e-bikes) and scooters can be locked up while their owners are enjoy the meals inside. Part of The Cook’s care for the environment includes caring for the people who live in it, and they recently generously paid-forward ten of their delicious meals to True Colours.
The True Colours Children’s Health Trust, also based in Hamilton, helps children who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases or conditions. In such cases, it is not only the children that are affected but also the parents and the whole family. So, True Colours offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual help to these children, their parents and their families. As True Colours say, “no one should have to do this alone.” The meals that came from The Cook were given to ten such families in the Waikato region who were grateful for the reprieve from having to sort a meal that evening.
How great is this result of pay-it-forwards! Not only do the meals taste good, but they can also help a family who are going through the stress of coping with a chronic, life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Thanks The Cook, and thanks to the cook (aka Chris) for all your support.