Friday, 30 August 2013

Thank you Blackpool Rotary

Mama Sue and Elizabeth were a welcome double act when they were guest speakers at  Blackpool Rotary Club at the Sheraton Hotel.
When the talk was booked way back in March, after Rotarian Chris Beverley had heard Mama's inspirational talk at the Lancashire and Cumbria  District Conference in Scarborough, we all thought Mama would have been back home by now.
But her recent hip problems put her and Papa's return home on hold and now recovering well from a hip replacement, this talk was her first speaking outing for a while.
Chris, the newly-intstalled President, and his wife Sheila were our hosts and Chris introduced us affectionately as the Happy House family's Mama Sue and Auntie Libby.
Rotarians, their wives and partners, were inspired by all that Mama has and is doing for children who have had such an appalling start in life and wished her, Papa and Libby a safe journey when they fly back to the Happy House in two weeks time.
For Mama and Papa that day can't come soon enough as this time they will be home to stay.
Thank you to all the Rotarians and their guests for making us so welcome and for taking our family into their hearts. Donations received totalled £122, every penny of which will go to helping our family.
Pictured: Chris and Sheila Beverley with Mama Sue and Auntie Libby