There are sweet treats in store for our Happy House kids thanks to a Southport sweet shop.
Christine Clark, who owns Sweet Memories, a specialist sweet shop in the Wayfarers Arcade, heard about our family from customer Sheila Davies, who pops in for occasionally for some sugar-free sweets.
The stories of our children touched Christine's heart and she offered some sweets for Sheila to take out to Watamu with her.
Award-winning amateur photographer Sheila, who produced Steve and Cherith Cushing's moving Making a Difference audio visual presentation forour charity, is now right up to her baggage limit for her forthcoming trip and is excited at the prospect of seeing the Happy House for herself and to meeting her sponsor child, Rukia.
She says: "I am so excited at the thought of meeting Rukia for the first time. I just want to give her lots of big hugs, enjoy getting to know her better, finding out what her hopes and dreams are.
" I'm sure we will get on just fine."
Sheila had already generously gathered in many essentials and other items to take for our family, but was still able to find room for the sweets which range from popping candy and Space Dust to Flying Saucers, Sherbert Dabs and Jelly Tots for our tiny tots!
Sweet Memories Christine also took a whole bundle of Happy House leaflets to help spread the word about the Happy House through her shop (www.sweetmemories.co.uk).
Sheila said: "What lovely people they are."
Thank you to Christine and her son, Adam, for their wonderful gesture - we know our children will be more than delighted to put everything to the taste test. It will be interesting to see their faces when they try popping candy! You can be sure you will see the pictures .
Thank you also to Sheila who has put so much effort into buying items from our wish list and who will be taking picturefor another AV during her trip.
We know that meeting Rukia will be very special for her indee, and for Ruklia too.
Pictured are: Christine and Adam and Sweet Memories; Sheila Davies plus a few of the items she is taking with her.