Western Leader : November 9th 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 8th Nov - Sun 14th Nov. All Stores Open 7 Days The Mad Butcher - Your Local Butcher with the Best Range, Quality and Low Prices! Mad Butcher Tender Breast Chicken Fillets only10 $ .99 kilo Fresh Tegel Size 20 Chickens Mad Butcher Genuine Chicken Sausages only9 $ .95 each only3 $ .99 kilo The Mad Butcher Mega BBQ Pack! 20 $ All of this for Only • 8 BBQ Steaks •10BBQ Sausages • 10 BBQ Patties •1xGarlic Bread Fresh Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel only13 $ .99 kilo Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets lightly basted to be extra tender, moist & tasty! Diabetes Awareness Week 16 -- 22 November www.diabetesauckland.org.nz Big cheque for Ronald McDonald Cheque it out: Fairfax group sales and marketing manager Sandra King, Ronald McDonald House chief executive Wayne Howett, centre, and Auckland mayor Len Brown with a cheque for $60,000 from Round the Bays. Photo: BEN WATSON By IMOGEN NEALE Mayor Len Brown knows how important it is to have family around when you re critically ill. He had a massive heart attack onstage at a public event in 2008 and his wife Shan Inglis was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year. Both have also spent days and nights sitting by hospital beds, watching over their daughters. So Mr Brown nodded know- ingly as Ronald McDonald House chief executive Wayne Howett showed him around the organisation s newest home away from home for patients and their families. My family stayed 24/7 with me for about two weeks, Mr Brown says. I ve been there -- I ve seen how important it is for famil- ies to be together. And when you re a child things are magnified. The ability to stay in hos- pital or close at hand is criti- cal to a child s wellbeing. The multi-storey building down the road from the Starship children s hospital will boast 18 family rooms and a manager s unit once refurbishments are complete. Rooms will vary in size and layout according to a family s needs. One will be completed thanks to $60,000 raised by participants in the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run earlier this year. Families staying in the house will also have access to a full scale communal kitchen, playground and bar- becue area. Naturally parents want to be at their child s side in hos- pital, but many out of town parents can t afford the accommodation costs, Mr Howett says. Being able to provide a place to stay free of charge right by the hospital takes some of the stress out of what is a heart-wrenching time. Such a facility doesn t come cheap and Mr Howett says funding is one of the greatest challenges facing Ronald McDonald House. The new building cost around $4.5 million to buy, $2.5m to refurbish and will have an annual operating budget of $1.5m. This is why cheques like the one from Fairfax Media and The Ports of Auckland are so warmly received. Ronald McDonald House would like to say a big thank you to Fairfax Media and the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays for generously giving these proceeds from this years run without Round the Bays this room would not have been possible, Mr Howett says. Fairfax Media chief execu- tive Allen Williams says it s wonderful that more than 70,000 people have contri- buted to the family room through Round the Bays. It s so fitting that so many people have helped to make this room happen, because the room will benefit many New Zealand families, he says.
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