Saturday, 24 January 2015

Fantastic Fylde friends help Raise the Roof


It's been a busy week on the Fylde Coast, as Elizabeth Gomm has been out and about raising awareness and funds for our Happy House ... with every penny raised going into our Raise the Rood Appeal.
And yesterday, in its fourth day, the appeal hit the halfway mark with £2000 already raised.
We now have the challenge of doubling that, but feel sure that with YOUR help we will do it and get that school roof on in no time.
Libby's week started with a talk to Blackpool Civic Trust in the ornate setting of of the council chamber of Blackpool Historic Town Hall.
Members of the Trust found  the story of Sue and Dave's journey that led to the Happy House and the children they are helping there,  both moving and inspiring.
Trust donations of £135 were made up to a total of £248.85 with the sale of Happy house bags and generous donations from members.
Libby is pictured with Trust chairman Joan Humble.
On Wednesday, Libby made a return visit to Thornton Ladies Club where she and Sue had given a talk a few years ago, They were pleased and amazed to hear of the great strides made since that time and a club donation of £200 was increased by £60 from bag sales and donations.
Yesterday she had the pleasure of meeting year representatives of Keller House at St Aidan's CE Technology College, Preesall, where Mrs Joanne Rossall's K7 form are in our Linus' sponsor family.
They work so hard to raise money and Libby was given a cheque for £50 from the school charity fund and another £50 raised by Mrs Rossall's students.
They enjoyed our latest video and were especially delighted to see Linus featuring in it!
Thank you Civic Trust, Thornton Ladies and St Aidan's for being such fantastic friends to our family and a special mention to Paul Humble from the Civic Trust for helping out with a few technical hitches and to  Cameron from St Aidan's for greeting Libby when she arrived.
Thank you to everyone who is keeping our Raise the Roof Appeal on track towards it's £4000 total,. We must get the roof on our school as soon as possible and video appeal  was made by Mama Sue earlier this week, in case you missed it.
You can help, please, by making a donation online to https://www.justgiving.com/smiletiles/

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