ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — For the second year in a row, the Sunnyside Lions have volunteered to cook for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in St. John’s.
The RMH provides a place for families to stay near the Health Sciences Centre when there are young members who are sick at the hospital.
On June 13 this year, the group of four Lions: Amanda Drover, Wanita Piercey, Judy Snook and Cathy Bennett; provided a supper of ribs, rice, mixed vegetables, rolls, and blueberry cheesecake crisp for 35 residents at the House.
For Drover, the reasoning behind the effort is a personal one, as she had to stay at RMH for an extended period of time after a tragic highway accident several years ago.
Drover told The Packet she knows what it means to the people at RMH to have occasions like this.
“I know what it’s like to go back and have your meal cooked (for you) after having been at the Janeway all day with your child,” she says.
Drover says hearing the thanks from the residents makes it all worth it.
They received a thank you letter from RMH as well.