Saturday, 28 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
The tiny village of Letcombe Regis in Oxfordshire turned out in force for a bingo night organised by Happy House friend ansd sponsor Brenda Groves. They raised an incredible £351.59. Thank you Brenda for being so brilliant , we are so looking forward to seeing you and Chloe again when you come out to volunteer with us next month. Thank you , too, to all those who supported Brenda's fundraiser.
Happy House sponsor Lesley Pidcock , who visited the Happy House this summer, has been busy spreading the word about our Happy House family since she got back.
Lesley, who sponsors baby Natasha and older child Janet, has created this colourful display for her base room at Doncaster College, where she teaches childcare, so her new intake of students in September will know all about our work.
Lesley says: "We will be doing a number of fund raising events throughout the year. I am truly hoping it will become a self-directed activity for the students with them planning preparing and facilitating the events they choose to do.
" In the classroom we will be looking at the different cultures and observing how Natasha develops.
" The fund rising will go towards whatever is on Sue's wish list at the time. "
Friday, 13 August 2010
After retiring from Crown Packaging, Wantage at the end of May, I was very pleased to go back last week and accept the cheque for £725 on behalf of the Children of Watamu. Each year 4 charities are nominated and the money raised is split.
The Social Club & Wellness Committee are very active in the fundraising, organising things such as a boot sale, Christmas raffles, cake sale, Easter raffle, plant sales. A big thanks to my friends, the secretaries who have done a fantastic job, donating prizes, selling and buying raffle tickets to the whole site. Thanks to my boss Kevin who has supported the charity throughout, and most of all my team "Metals" who I have continually pestered for their money throughout the year.
Thank you Crown for your continued support over the last 4 years. Hopefully next year Children of Watamu will be nominated again.