Pop-up pizzeria launches Coles Curing Homesickness Campaign to support sick kids
To celebrate the launch of Coles Mum’s pizza Sause as part of the national “Curing Homesickness Campaign”, the Common Good’s Breeze Café is featuring a pop-up Italian pizzeria.
From Wednesday 28 April until Tuesday 11 May, customers can help support the national campaign by purchasing a $2 donation card at the checkout. In addition, buying a pizza or pasta sauce from the Mum’s Sause range (which are available all year round) at Coles supermarkets, with 50 cents from each product sold supporting children’s hospitals.
In Queensland, funds raised will be gifted to support the children’s department at The Prince Charles Hospital through The Common Good.
Every day the ward’s amazing staff treat sick children, a role that is hugely rewarding but also emotionally challenging. The pop-up pizzeria is a chance to thank the staff for all their efforts by having the kids treat them instead.
Budding cooks from the Hospital’s Early Education Centre are helping our café chef Matthew Hallahan make the pizzas with the new Coles Mum’s Pizza Sause. What weird and wonderful topping combinations will the kids choose?
The money raised will specifically fund Child Life Therapists in the Children’s Emergency Department, the first such positions in Queensland.
Child Life Therapists aim to reduce a child’s stress, fear and anxiety related to the hospital experience through play-based activities and positive distraction. Support from a Child Life Therapists can make a world of difference to a child and their family’s hospital stay, even reducing the need for sedation in some situations.
It is hoped the success of Child Life Therapists at The Prince Charles Hospital will see their use extended in hospitals across the state.