Irish Angels take to the kitchen

Volunteers from Henry Schein Ireland offer support for families of sick kids

A group of volunteers from Henry Schein Ireland took to the kitchen recently to lend their support for the families of sick children staying at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Dublin.

Six members of the Irish Angels – Justine Aqil, Siobhan Cleary, Maureen Hamilton, Richard McLoughlin, Paul Shortall, and Jim Way – served a traditional Tex-Mex main dish of chili con carne accompanied by a side salad, and apple-custard pie and fruitcakes for desert at RMH.

RMH provide care and support to families of children who are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at the Dublin-based Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital.

Maureen Hamilton, executive assistant to the managing director at Henry Schein Ireland, said: “In doing something as simple as preparing an evening meal, it meant that the families at the Ronald McDonald House did not have to worry about preparing dinner for one night – something perhaps easy for families normally but made more difficult during difficult times.

“The families we helped truly appreciated our support, and we look forward to making more nutritious meals for families whose children were being cared for at Our Lady’s and other hospitals in the future. The Irish Angels along with Henry Schein, are committed to lifting the spirits of those in society who need the most help.”

Henry’s Angels was formed in January 2011 to put together a long-lasting programme of volunteers in Henry Schein UK’s headquarters in Gillingham, Kent, wishing to give something back to the local community. Henry’s Angels are part of Henry Schein’s Cares, the global corporate social responsibility programme of Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners.