Friday, 26 April 2013

Baby Athman's new friends

Kind hearted kids at a Fleetwood school are helping to give tragic  baby Athman a safe and happy home.
The children from Larkholme Primary School are sponsoring Athman, the youngest member of our family and are now looking forward to getting to know him better.
Larkholme school was introduced to the Happy House by Fleetwood Rotarian, Sandra Foulkes, whose family sponsor Happy House twins Saumu and Pendo, three.
Sandra is the school’s mentor for Rotakids, the junior wing of Rotary which, through schools, encourages children to help in the local and wider community.
Teacher Joanne Collin said: “It was the idea of the Larkholme Rotakids to hold an African  themed afternoon in school to raise money. All the children came to school dressed in African colours for a small donation and experienced lots of exciting activities with an African theme. The money raised by the children was donated to the Happy House and enabled Larkholme to sponsor a child - baby Athman. 
“The children are very excited about helping Athman and are looking forward to hearing about his progress at the Happy House."
Baby Athman's mum and twin died shortly after he was born leaving his grandmother, a refugee herself, to try to look after him, his sister Sudi and brother, Abu. He was losing weight and very poorly when he and his siblings came  into the care of our family at the end of March. The picture (above) taken this week shows they are all now doing well and very happy. 
You can see the story of their rescue at
Picture:: Sandra receives a cheque on behalf of the Happy House from Rotakids president Thomas Spence, Also pictured,back from left: Larisa Jones, Archie Jenkinson, Georgia Birch, Isabella Clarkson and Jake Satchell.Front: Jack Casson, David Washbourne, Bailey McGee and Mia Dawson.