Brisbane Team Gets Cooking for a Cause

AE Smith’s Brisbane team cooked up a storm recently to help families at the Ronald McDonald House

20 Aug 2013


Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. Houses supported by AE Smith no longer receives bills for air conditioning service and maintenance, saving each house thousands of dollars every year –

Matthew Steele, General Manager, AE Smith, Brisbane Service

As part of AE Smith’s community support of Ronald McDonald House (RMH) around Australia, the Brisbane AE Smith team decided to arrange a ‘Cook Night’ at RMH House Mater recently.

Office Administrator, Carolene Jacinto, rallied eight of AE Smith Brisbane’s best cooking enthusiasts to plan, prepare and then cook a feast for 35 guests of the RMH House.

“We all really enjoyed just helping people forget the stresses of what they are going through by giving the families a lovely meal,” says Carolene.

“It’s pretty humbling and to be able to help in a small way is something we were all keen to do,” she adds.

AE Smith Service General Manager in Brisbane, Matthew Steele also ensures support of the local Ronald McDonald House by providing pro bono air conditioning maintenance and service – a commitment matched by other AE Smith teams around the country to RMH Monash, Parkville in melbourne, RMH Perth, RMH Townsville and RMH Westmead in Sydney.

“RMH Mater is such a special place. I am constantly impressed by the wonderful work they do and providing free labour for air conditioning is just one way we can help,” says Matthew.

“Our Brisbane team have really enjoyed being able to help out in other ways too because we know how much they appreciate it and how our support can contribute.”