Friday, 22 August 2014

Such a special evening

 What a wonderful night it was for the Happy House when the lovely Caroline Bramhall invited us to meet old friends and new at Grace&Favour and the Sewing Sanctuary, Thornton.
Mama Sue and Papa Dave went along with Auntie Libby .
Mama told, in her inspiring way, of her journey to the Happy House and the wonderful family she has created there,and Auntie Libby explained how she had become involved and tugged heartstrings with some of the stories of our children.
Caroline and her team became involved with Happy House when we were asked if we could make use of dresses being made at a charity workshop at the Sewing Sanctuary for Dress A Girl Around the World, this was later followed up with a workshop to make shorts for our boys.
And how delighted they were to see pictures of the latest batch to reach our family, kindly delivered by Chris O'Hare.
Sewing Sanctuary Junior Ambassador, Megan Holman, was over the moon with the picture of our David wearing shorts she had made that day in May, and Caroline's partner, Phil Wolstencroft, was also delighted to see Francis in the shorts produced in his sewing debut!
There was a great interest from everyone who attended and donations in our collection box totalled £79,  plus £80 from sales of Happy House bags on the night, by Caroline's daughter Hayley Anderton, and in the shop prior to the event,  
We look forward to welcoming some of those who attended to our family as sponsors and appreciate the kindness of those who are taking us to others by arranging talks etc.
Thank you to everyone who attended and special thanks to Caroline (pictured above with Mama and Auntie LIbby) and her team.
*Happy House bags, £5, are still available at Grace&Favour, Marsh Mill Village, Thornton, or online  (plus 75p UK post and packaging) please go