Harry, 14, shared his thoughts after participating in Cranbrook’s Cook for Good: “I had been looking forward to volunteering at Our Big Kitchen all week. Once Mum and I arrived we watched two very touching videos and got straight into the cooking. It was great to prepare and package beautiful food with my friends for people in need. I really felt a sense of humble achievement, knowing that our efforts would make a difference to someone else’s life.
Delivering the meals made me feel sad and happy at the same time. Sad because I had no idea that there were so many people in need, and happy because we are in a position to make a change for the better.
I love this quote from Ricky Martin when he was speaking about his charities:
Q. Why is it important for people to give back?
A. It nourishes your soul and enhances the meaning of life.”
“I just wanted to let you know again how overwhelmingly inspiring it was to be a part of Cook for Good – thank you!”
“It was a wonderful experience in all 3 respects –
1. the cooking and the bonding that happened
and role modelling of boys with boys and bonding with parents on a common activity to help others,
2. the delivery to the individuals who talked at some length about their circumstances and seeing them in their homes and
3. visiting Wayside Chapel with John giving us a royal tour! It was uplifting …. and grounding to see the visitors to the centre.”