Place of love and safety
The Waikato Times (April 11) had an interesting article on the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Rainbow Place, Hospice Waikato’s children’s arm.
It stated her intention to take its care models back to her motherland.
The article further stated that ‘‘the duchess is using the tour to champion a cause close to her heart – the children’s hospice movement . . .’’
The article quoted Hospice Waikato’s chief executive, Craig Hamblyn, as saying that ‘‘. . . there was no glossing over the vital role the facility had to play in people’s lives. It’s all about working with these kids so they can function in life to the best of their abilities . . . Hospice isn’t about dying. It’s about making the most of every moment you have left . . .’’
The duchess and her family have been involved in children’s hospice even before she married Prince William.
The children in Rainbow Place will feel the love and warmth of the relationships fostered there and be given the message that they are precious and worth caring for. What positive joy they will experience. What a change that will be from the dread and fear children will feel if child euthanasia is legalised and practised.
John Fong in the Environment Court. Of Arbor day plantings by schoolchildren, it is estimated that only 16 per cent have survived. Then the seat near the Blue Springs where the soil has eroded some 20cm into this pristine river.
Parks and Reserve have a budget of $1.82 million, in the last report it underspent by $60 000 and at this instant has millions for grabs.
Please do take action to aid to our common well-being.
A cared for environment will stimulate our all over well being. Jack Groos