Thursday, 24 April 2014

Glasses for glasses!

One of our very first volunteers, Hailey Aspinall Ellis is a true friend to Stevie.
A member of his sponsor family, Hailey has known him since he first arrived at the Happy House and went with Uncle Billy on visits to the hospital (pictured) when he was suffering problems with his ears. 
As Stevie wears glasses (and so does Hailey) she has set up a fundraising effort called Glasses for Glasses - thanks to her dad, Trevor Aspinall.
Trevor has an off-licence and convenience store in Torsway Avenue, Blackpool, and is occasionally given promotional gifts by suppliers. 
 He is now offering them to visitors to his shop  the shop in exchange for donations,  with every penny coming to the Happy House.
Hailey, helps out part-time, said:

 "My dad and stepmum, Trevor and Christine  are offering glasses, cups, mugs and anything else they can get for free for a donation of just 50p at their shop.
"My sponsor child, Stevie, wears glasses (like me!) and this money will go a long way to ensuring both his and all the other children's health and wellbeing are well looked after."
 They have raised more than £300 so far and are hoping to reach their target of £500. Thank you to Trevor, Christine and Hailey for their support and to all the customers who have donated. Hailey also has a JustGiving page so friends can donate. The link is
Stevie is pictured with his older brothers Katana,Baraka and Fikiri