Thursday, 7 July 2011

In safe hands

Her husband brutally murdered, grieving Kasichana, her twin sons just 18 days old, is left to raise a family of 10 children on her own.
Terrified a land dispute had prompted the violence in which her husband was clubbed to death, she has fled her home, taking her children, to take refuge with her brother on his meagre homestead where he already struggles to feed his own large family.
The demands of two young babies, Jonathan and James, plus caring for  her five older children, aged three to 16, and three teenage step-children from her husband's former marriage, makes it impossible for her get work.
And, as for millions in the underdeveloped world, Kasichana, 36, knows the stark reality of unemployment means the very worst for her family. Hunger.
If she doesn't work, they don't  eat.
On the brink of despair she  has sought help while she has a chance to rebuild her life and her beautiful twin boys have now joined our Happy House family.
Jonathan and James (in stripes), beautiful boys born on May 13, will now get the best start in life with us while their mum, knowing they are in safe and loving hands, has an opportunity to do her best to support the rest of her extensive brood.
Still time to join the fun
Steph Hill tells me she still has a few tickets left for her Happy House Charity Night tomorrow at Poulton Golf Club, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, 7.30pm.
Steph, who sponsors Lily, has planned a fantastic family evening with entertainment (Linda Nolan of the Nolan Sisters will be coming along), buffet, quiz, raffle, auction, facepainting etc.
There will be other child sponsors there so it's a great way to find out, first hand,  all about the joys of sponsoring  a Happy House kid.Tickets are £5 from Steph on 07595 339 669.