Saturday, 14 June 2014

Janet ...our sporting star

There was a hero's welcome for our Janet when she returned to to her Happy House family and school from a major sporting event.
Our very talented Janet , who has been such a special part of our family since she arrived with her younger brothers Evans and Oscar back in 2010,  has been in Mombasa representing the zone in the inter- county athletics competition at Ribe Boys School. 
Janet gave a brilliant performance achieving second place and everyone gathered to congratulate when she got back home.
And she also made a very special visit to see her Mama Sue at home, so she could tell her all about her exciting adventure and get that all-import hug from mum!
Uncle Billy says: “Janet’s exemplary performance has been a real triumph as it was previously believed that private schools have no chance in such competitive activities.
Uncle Billy says: “On the contrary the Happy House flag is flying high with a simple message that we are a force to be reckoned with not only in co-curricular ventures & in other talents but also in Academics.
Since inception, our school has a track record of performing well in music, drama, athletics and ball games.
Well done Janet, you have done us proud.''
Wheels are turning
Wheelers for Watamu, a group of 20 cyclists plus support team (and a dog),  are setting off from Whitby, on theYorkshire coast, early this morning to cycle a gruelling 150 miles across the Pennines back home to Blackpool.
The team of 19 guys and one girl, are doing the marathon ride to support our family. It has been organised by Chris O'Hare who is taking part alongside his girlfriend, Gabriella Gratrix.
Chris and Gabriella, along with Chris' son Jacob, will be volunteering at the Happy House this summer.
They left Blackpool yesterday, in their support vehicles along with their bikes and supplies, to head off to Whitby for an overnight stay. Elizabeth Gomm went along to see them off from Blackpool and to grab a team picture!
They will arrive back on the Comedy Carpet between 7pm and 8pm (approx) tonight - please come along and cheer them home!
While in Scotland... 
Friends Simon Davies, Paul Henderson, John Murray and Onder Ozdemir are taking part in Tough Mudder is a 10km military-style assault course , through mud, on the Dalkeith Estate
The10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.
So far they have raised more than £900 for our Happy House family. To  support their effort go to
Thank you to Simon, Paul, John and Onder. Everyone at the Happy House is looking forward to meeting Simon, from Blackpool, when he goes out to volunteer.