Navy Headquarters - Tasmania supports those in need

Published on LEUT Adam Grover (author), Unknown (photographer)

Location(s): Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart's Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children. (photo: Unknown)
Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart's Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children.

Tasmanian Navy personnel hit the kitchen at Hobart’s Ronald McDonald house recently, to make life a little easier for the families of sick children.

Officers and sailors from Navy Headquarters-Tasmania participated in the Make-a-Meal program to cook a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House who have children in hospital for treatment.

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support to families with a seriously ill or injured child, and who live more than an hour away from Hobart.

Senior Naval Officer Tasmania, Commander Lewis Gaha, was delighted to lend his support to the important work of Hobart’s Ronald McDonald House.

“As Navy personnel, my team knows how difficult it is to be away from home and family at special times of the year such as Easter,” Commander Gaha said.

“This visit also had a special significance for us as a Navy family was currently staying at the House.”

The Make-a-Meal Program alleviates the extra chore of parents having to provide a meal for themselves and their family at the end of a long day of hospital visits. 

The menu comprised of pumpkin soup and zucchini slice followed by a dessert of vanilla cupcakes and chocolate slice.

 “We are delighted to support the work of Ronald McDonald House and to help those who are unwell or injured, as well as their families.”

“A good meal and a friendly Navy face were greatly appreciated on the day by the family members and it strengthens our ties and commitment to the local Hobart community.”