Saturday, 21 December 2013

Festive cheer from the Lyndene

Bringing festive sparkle to hundreds of guests is a speciality at the family-run, Lyndene Hotel on Blackpool's promenade.
And even though it's one of the busiest times of year, director Debbie Dunn found time to hand over a wonderful £350 collected in the Happy House bucket which lives on the reception desk.
Debbie (left), who works at the hotel along the owners, her parents Barry and Carol Young, and her husband Steve, was moved to support our family after reading Mama Sue's inspirational story in the Blackpool Gazette.
As well as the collecting bucket, the Lyndene also sponsors two of our children, Sifa and Mellis.
Thank you to Debbie and to staff and guests or their love and support.
Debbie is pictured with colleague Susan Sainsbury.
Driving ambition 
Every good wish to Birmingham businessman, Jonathan Heeley, of Smart Driving Solutions who will set out at night fall to today drive the length of UK from Land's End to John O'Groats, on one tank of fuel, in the hours of darkness. It's a tough call, but Jonathan is motivated to do it by his own driving prowess and to raise money for our Happy house family.
Good luck, Jonathan, we look forward to seeing a picture of you at the start and finish!
Next Steps
Thank you to children and staff at Next Steps Childcare Centre, The Royal Bath and West Showground, for their donation of money raised for our family in 2013.