How The One-Armed Cookbook Started
Babies in the Park
The concept of The One-Armed Cookbook was hatched when a group of new mums got together for what we call "Babes in the Park" - a very casual morning tea held every few months in different parks around Brisbane. We got talking about the idea of gathering as many EASY recipes as possible, and publishing them in a cookbook with all of the proceeds being put towards a very good cause.
A number of the mums and babies who regularly attend "Babes in the Park" have experienced first-hand the challenges of having a baby born prematurely and their tiny babies were looked after in those first delicate weeks and months by the talented staff at the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit for premature and sick babies at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (RBWH).
After taking such wonderful care of these precious babies, we thought it would be great to give something back and support the RBWH Neonatal Unit and Perinatal Research Centre to help premature babies born in the future have the best possible start in life.
How purchasing The One-Armed Cookbook will help save lives
Caring for babies from all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales, the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the RBWH is the largest Neonatal Unit in Australia. The Perinatal Research Centre works alongside the Neonatal Unit, conducting research that is vital to improving the health outcomes of pregnant mothers and premature and sick babies, giving the best possible start to these little lives.
Every dollar of The One-Armed Cookbook purchase price of $29.95 will go directly to the Perinatal Research Centre, helping to find new ways to keep babies alive and to give them the best chance of a long-term healthy outcome.
In Australia over 17,500 babies are born prematurely each year. Of these babies, around 1,500 will require intensive or special care provided by the team of doctors and nurses in the Neonatal Unit at the RBWH.