Before joining our family they were living in such dire circumstances that birthdays counted for nothing, they brought just another day of poverty and despair.
So for little Elijah, who joined our family in January with his elder brother Emmanuel, his fourth birthday will be unforgettable.
Not only did he receive a present at Kidz Club, and a rendition of Happy Birthday from all his "brothers and sisters'', he also received an Ecard from his sponsor friend, Margie.
Also celebrating a birthday was our lovely Lily...she was thrilled with her gift and greetings from all the family.
We are appealing, please, for raffle and tombola prizes, plus bottles (anything from shampoo to Chablis) for the bottlebola at our charity night on Saturday, March 16, at the Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool. Tickets are still available at £15 each (inc light buffet) from firstname.lastname@example.org