Friday, 16 May 2014

African bake-off cooks up cash

Our little Athman has some wonderful friends at Larkholme Primary School in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
Pupils at the school are in his sponsor family and take a great  interest in his progress.
The school recently held an African Bake-Off event and raised almost £170 for our family.
Teach Joanne Collin said: " The children baked some fantastic cakes for our Great African Bake off. We had so many entries and they were all based around the Africa theme. The Rotakids and I had the difficult task of judging."
They presented the cheque to our friend Sandra Foulkes, a member of Fleetwood Rotary Club who is also is also the mentor to the school's Rotakids, the most junior wing of Rotary.
Sandra was very happy to tell them that Athman, who is now 14 months, is doing well although his shaky start in life does mean his not hitting his developmental milestones quite as as quickly as a child with a better start.
Uncle Billy reported: "But as time ticks on he will definitely catch up with normal growth. "After regular exercises overseen by volunteers Fabiola and,Aleka, with help from Aunty Florence, his motor and social skills have come on leaps and bounds.
"Thanks to their dedication he can  now sit without support and plays with toys.
" Notably,he responds to his name with a broad smile and is a truly lovely little boy who is lucky to be in a loving and caring family."
Thank you to everyone at Larkholme for all your love and support for Athman, we hope you had lots of fun with  baking, and tasting your cakes!