Monday, 26 August 2013

Baggers cheque out!

 Mama Sue was thrilled to be able to meet and thank personally a group of young people who raised £254 by bag packing for customers in Tesco, Cleveleys.
They are all taking part in the YMCA-run National Citizen Service programme which is aimed to help 16-17 year olds and focuses on personal and social development and includes challenging activities from away-from-home residential experiences to a self-designed social action project. 
The Government-funded programme involves a wide range of activities which include a volunteering aspect and the Wyre team agreed to help the Happy House with a bagpack.

Kyle, Mama and Sophie
And they presented the cheque to Mama Sue at a gig they organised on Saturday at Carleton Memorial Hall. The gig was as their social action element of the course and with the help of musicians and performers who shared their talents for free it was a successful fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.
Mama thanked everyone for supporting the Happy House and for all they were doing and is now looking forward to seeing their course leader Sophie Morris and her boyfriend Kyle Webster in Watamu as they are planning to volunteer with our family next year.