- March 5, 2015
Last week we were delighted to once again welcome a team of Distributors from our long-time partner Herbalife to celebrate their annual Mark Hughes Day with the children and educators in Robinson House.
Herbalife has partnered with The Infants’ Home for the past eight years, playing a vital role in funding our nutrition and health programs for children. Some of these children have very complex nutritional needs, including children who are fed liquid nutrition via a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube directly into their gastrointestinal tract, children who have life threatening food allergies and children with disabilities that significantly affect their nutrition, feeding and health.
The Infants’ Home’s CEO Anita Kumar says, “The consistency of the funding we have received from Herbalife over the years has been extremely valuable as it has allowed us to focus our attention and efforts on streamlining and embedding our nutrition programs for children”. Herbalife’s funding partially supports our Health and Early Childhood Consultant position, which is critical to the effective coordination of our nutrition programs and integrated services for children.
For Mark Hughes Day this year the Herbalife team organised for a face painter, a children’s entertainer and a Western Sydney Wanderers soccer coach from Sports and Soccer Kickstart to visit the children in Robinson House for the morning.
After a quick catch up with Anita and Philanthropic Consultant Gavin Thomson to learn about the latest in our programs for children and families, the team from Herbalife were very keen to get amongst the action, joining the children at Robinson House for a fun and active morning with face painting, balloon sculpting, magic tricks and soccer clinics.
The Distributers particularly enjoyed spending time with the children and learning about how they are supported to learn and thrive every day. They travelled from far and wide to join us for the day, with one Distributer, Kerrie, even flying down from Queensland just for the day! Kerrie later posted on our Facebook page: “…thankyou to The Infants’ Home for giving us the opportunity to learn more about the great work that you do, to meet some of the incredible staff & also have fun with the important ones…the kids!”.
The busy morning culminated in a friendly tug o’war between the children and the Herbalife team. Herbalife put up a sterling effort, but in the end, the children’s grit and determination (not to mention sheer numbers!) won the day.
Thank you Herbalife for a wonderful day!
site by Still Moving Design