Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Building a bond with Cheadle Hulme School

 There's a real joy in introducing schools to the work we are doing at the Happy House.
We share so much in common with them, committed as we are to giving our children the very best chance in life.
At Christmas, students at Cheadle Hulme School filled shoeboxes which were sent to our family - bringing so much excitement and pleasure to our kids.
This was arranged by Project Legacy, a charity founded by Manchester businessman Paul Naden whose daughter is at the school.
So it was very special for Mama Sue and Elizabeth to meet staff and lower school pupils at Cheadle Hulme and to meet Paul before Mama headed home to Kenya.
Project Legacy and the school have pledged to help raise the £15,500 we need to finish our secondary school which must be completed, and ready for its first intake from upper primary,  by January 2016.
After meeting with teachers, Mama Sue, Elizabeth and Project Legacy's Emma Burne enjoyed lunch with some of the children, before an afternoon assembly.
Mama was introduced by lower school head, Caroline Dunn.
Against a backdrop of slides showing our children at home and in school, Mama spoke about her family. This  was followed  by a lively session when the students had lots of questions to ask, so many that we ran out of time!
Mama was thrilled to meet one young man who when taking part in a school project to write about an inspirational world figure,  had chosen our own Mama Sue as his subject.
The lower school and Project Legacy, will work together to fundraise for the Happy House with the first event being a beach party later this summer. They are also considering  a School Backpack Appeal for Happy House at Christmas.
Led by Paul Naden, Project Legacy is a  charity committed to delivering projects with sustainable solutions and driven by issues such as education, community development and protecting endangered species.
They have set up a donation page specifically for donations to Happy House for the Cheadle Hulme/ Project Legacy partnership:
Donations can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/projectlegacy/