Saturday, 22 October 2011

Brighton rocks!

Our very good friends Marc and Thalia Venturi and their children Emma and Joe have been helping the Happy House since they first met Sue in 2007... and are holding their latest fundraiser on Tuesday.
 Marc said: "We saw the great work she had done with building a school and helping so many children and she inspired us with her vision to build the Happy House. We wanted to be a part of that and help as much as we possibly could."
 Since then they have raised thousands of pounds for the charity, enlisted much support from local people in Brighton, and have their event a Charity Night on  Tuesday (25/10) at The Master Mariner,Brighton Marina. Admission £5.
 Marc says"This will be our third charity night for the Happy House and we have live music, raffles, a tombola and snail racing! We have also held cake sales and sponsored walks to raise money. We have been supported by many businesses in Brighton including '', 'Brighton and Hove Radio Cabs' where I work as a driver, 'Wyevale Garden Centre', and 'Proporta' to name but a few. 'The King and Queen' and 'The Master Mariner' have also kindly let us use their function rooms free of charge for our charity nights.
Marc added: "As a family we have always wanted to help children in third world countries who are less fortunate than ourselves, however we never really knew how to go about it.
 "Meeting Sue has enabled us to make this possible and there is no better feeling knowing you have helped make a difference to a child's life. Raising money for the Happy House means we can see the difference first hand and the smiles on the children's faces! We look forward to seeing Sue and her husband Dave, Mama and Papa to the Happy House family, and all the kids next February."
 He adds that his son Joe, 11, a pupil at Cardinal Newman College has made many new friends at the Happy House.
"If anyone can help us to raise money in any way including cake sales at there workplace or donating prizes for the raffle or tombola at the charity night please contact me on or 07736071486."