Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Fab Friends celebration raises £420

All our Happy House friends are fabulous … but  we do, actually, have some who are officially Fab Friends.
Ali Soleil’s Fab Friends Network are in Maria’s sponsor family and when they held a day of celebration at Mal Maison Hotel, Birmingham,  Ali chose the Happy House as their charity, benefiting from apart of ticket sales, plus having  our good friend Lynn Baya Thoya, as a guest speaker.
Lynn, who is a Happy House volunteer, was thrilled to be a part a day of inspiration, friendship, fun, laughter and emotion which resulted in a donation of £420 and two new sponsors.
After showing our latest video, Lynn spoke about the way the Happy House has touched her own life and how she has seen the transformations worked on vulnerable children through the wonderful work of Mama Sue and her team at the Happy House.  She also spoke of how she had experienced Happy House Magic which weaves it's way around  around all those who live there or go to visit.
The day brought us two new friends who are to join our family of sponsors - guest speaker Carly Hope (there with her very beautiful baby daughter Rosa ) and Fab Friend member Susan Mahoy.
A wonderful raffle was held with many generous prizes donated from Fab Friends members and the guest speakers, plus for a donation of £5 in an honesty box people were able to put their business cards or fliers into the goodie bags given to each lady at the end of the day....... Happy House recyclable "Bags for love" were also on sale,
 Another gift the ladies left with was a pink feather boa, they had made use this by being taken through an empowering routine under the expert tuition of Burlesque Legend Jo King the founder of the London School of Burlesque. A fun, laughter filled way to end a such Fabulous Day.
A big thank you to Ali for choosing to raise money for the Happy House, to Lynn for speaking, and everyone involved in making it such a success. 
Pictures (Top right) Jo King, Carly Hope, Ali Soleil, Lynn ,Nicki Vee Tony Vee & Dawn Petherick
Above left: Ali with a picture of Maria.