Let's Help - Up­date

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

It was an­other busy week at Hawkes­bury Help­ing Hands, with great food and a won­der­ful team. Thank you to every­one who do­nated, cooked, served and helped. Spe­cial thanks to Lyn, Michelle, Vanessa and Sandy for cook­ing and ser­vice as well as D'cafe for the pasta, Wind­sor Donut King, Sciber­ras Fresh Fruit & Veg­eta­bles, and Se­condBite.

As you know we have many who walk to our meal ser­vices and I re­ported the other week on our face­book page, a group of kids who meet and walk to­gether (over a 7km roundtrip) to come have a meal. Amaz­ing, won­der­ful and po­lite chil­dren, the el­dest ones also fre­quent our Break­fast Club and get school lunches.

They walk di­rectly past my home each week, it's the short­est and quick­est route from their meet­ing place to ser­vice. Usu­ally at this time I am get­ting the van ready so they al­ways wave, ask do I need a hand, and ask what's for din­ner. Some­times if it's too hot or too cold or rain­ing, they ask can I take the youngest one with me. It varies de­pend­ing on who the youngest is with them.

To­day on the way they dropped in, as the sec­ond youngest in the group shoes were hurt­ing their feet and they were now walk­ing in socks. They had taken them off and had put them in their back­pack to carry and take back home to be handed down to their younger brother, as they were now too small for them. On the way to ser­vice with them on board we pre­sented them with a new pair of shoes and some socks from stor­age. And after ser­vice a promised ride home.

At ser­vice I was think­ing how for­tu­nate we were that the rain held off and that we weren't caught in it, some weren't so lucky. The kids were all caught in it walk­ing home, I came across them, thank­fully they were close to my home, had them stay there to keep dry and warm, whilst i did trips to shuf­fle every­one home.

Think I am go­ing to hug my daugh­ter a lit­tle tighter tonight and just be thank­ful. Very, very thank­ful x

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