My mother once told me that “what is today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper” … it was good reading the article in last Saturday’s paper … but now back to reality. 

What has happened since that article:

  • BC_Kids_LOGO_GlenInnes_webFeedback from our sponsors is that businesses they are dealing with are now giving them support for supporting us… and as a result they are extending their support to also include Glen Innes School.
  • Strangers are now offering their support… two ladies walked into Glen Innes School and offered to assist them when their Breakfast Club begins.
  • A Cosmetic Company has showed interest in supporting the ‘teenage girls’ at our school … (watch this space)
  • New Hope Church in Botany has offered to support our new Breakfast Club at Glen Innes School along with Tamaki Community Development Trust.  St Kentigern College has also given us sporting equipment for this school.
  • Hubbard’s Foods have offered us 20 pallets of cereal to distribute to the various food banks we are dealing with in South Auckland… that is about 7000 packets of cereal.  We are working with Presbyterian Services, St Kentigern College and other supporters to distribute this cereal.  In ten minutes of receiving this offer we had got requests for all of the cereal offered (and more).
  • Other Breakfast Club’s in South Auckland are now meeting with us and discussing common ground… and how they can extend their operations to include what we are doing.
  • Government Departments in Manurewa are asking to meet with us with the view of working together.
  • We have met with a Government MP about what we are doing to see how this Government can support our expansion.
  • A supporter gave us two heaters last weekend.  Nana Kay came across a family that were heating their house by opening the ‘oven door’ … now they have two heaters.
  • A major New Zealand Bank has enquired about having us address them on what we are doing.

I suppose the biggest thrill I got when attending Breakfast Club on Tuesday of this week, was seeing the face of Filo … the boy pictured on the Saturday Herald.  He had a smile all over his face … and it is still there today.  His teacher was so proud of him as are the other children in the school.

Last Friday Rotary Epsom presented the Sports Academy children with their ‘hoodies’ … these children now realise what they are now part of.  The two Rotary guests were mobbed at the end of this assembly with 30 very thankful children.


Where to from here?

  • Last week cooking started at Randwick Park School and the children have been taught to make Apple Crumble.  Breakfast Club supplied all of the ingredients.  They were supposed to save a mouth fill for me … but unfortunately it tasted too good and the children ate it all.   This week they are doing ‘Hubbards Health Bars’.
  • The Sports Academy team is off to watch the Blues Training … and also part of that day will be a 3 km run from St Heliers Bay to Mission Bay.  This is their first outing.
  • Our Food Bank is now supplying food to three other Food Banks and three other organisations as well as the residents of Randwick Park.
  • A major Auckland Law Firm are discussing doing a ‘Hoodie’ drive with all their staff … where they will be encouraged to bring in a ‘Hoodie’ to donate to our Op Shop.  This firm are also wanting to enter a team in our Head 2 Head walk.  If your company is interesting in entering a team please go to .  Our new web site should be up and running shortly.
  • The Body Tech Gym is the first commercial entity to enter a team in the Head 2 Head walk in October and they have also pledged $3000 in sponsorship.

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