Meal from the Heart in Sydney

Staff of the AE Smith Sydney office and their families are going the extra mile in their support of the Ronald McDonald House charity

4 Sep 2012

They are already working out the menu in readiness to cook at Westmead RMH for the “Meal from the Heart” on September 4. The initiative will give a much-needed home-cooked meal for families supporting a seriously ill child at nearby Westmead Hospital.

The Sydney AE Smith team decided to extend the existing commitment beyond providing pro bono air conditioning services, said AE Smith Sydney office manager Linda Isles, who participated in last year’s Meal from the Heart.

“ ‘My 28 day old bub only came out of surgery a couple of hours ago. With three other kids I sure didn’t feel like cooking! This is fantastic! Thank you,’ and ‘Walking down from the hospital, we could smell the preparations – thanks so much for giving us a beautiful home cooked meal. We really appreciate it.’ These were only two of the many comments shared with us during the few hours we were there. To see the smile on the children’s faces when they saw the dessert station of ice cream – Priceless!,” beamed Linda.

AE Smith Sydney General Manager John Shearsby said he was proud of his team’s commitment to the charity; “We have boxes collecting money on our front counter, we cook for them, assist with any repairs they need… Six or seven of us will go over and try to help. Everyone is proud to support RMH because it is a practical way to help families in need. We are just pleased to lend a hand.”
AE Smith proudly helps the work of Ronald McDonald Houses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville.

Providing free services to RMH helps reinforce AE Smith’s belief in helping people in everything we do.

Houses supported by AE Smith no longer receive bills for air conditioning service and maintenance, saving thousands of dollars every year for each house.

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