Monday, 13 July 2015

Schools take our family to heart

Elizabeth was delighted to be invited into  St Aidan's CE Technology College on Friday when she spent the day raising awareness of the lifesaving and life changing work of our Happy House.
Year 8s who were looking a issues facing the developing world were a brilliantly receptive audience
After showing students a video of Happy House, she told them the story of one of our children and asked them to imagine they were walking in that child's shabby shoes on the tragic journey which led to her finding a new home and hope with our wonderful family.
Her story included many of issues, some specific to girls,  facing so many Kenyan children who are orphaned, abandoned or neglected.

Elizabeth says: "The students were fantastic to work with, They listened intently, asked lots of intelligent questions and came up with their own ideas for how they could raise money in the future.
"One boy gave me £1 as he was leaving and said he had left another 20p on the desk, another two of girls gave me 40p. 
"How thoughtful are they?"
Also as part of the school development day, where different year groups look at a range of subjects including road safety and first aid and  managing their money, Years 8s made shortbread biscuits and advertising materials for the biscuit sale which will be held in school today, with all the proceeds coming to Happy
Thank you St Aidan's for inviting Happy House to be a part of your special day and for all you do for us, you are very good friends to our family and to Linus - Mrs Rossall's K7 is in Linus' sponsor family.

Cakes equal cash!

There was clamour for scrummy cakes when our friends Joanne Ward and her son Dylan held a cake sale at Bramcote Hills Primary School, Nottingham.
Dylan, who is in Year 3, is a great young ambassador for Happy House as are his mum, Joanne, dad Peter and little brother Oscar - named after their own Happy House sponsor child, Oscar.
Joanne cooked up a storm for the cake sale which took place after school on Friday.
Dylan's school friends were eager to snap up the tasty treats raising a very sweet £59.30 for our Happy House family.
Joanne  had also received donations of £35 made previously.
Thanks to Joanne and Dylan for their wonderful effort, to Bramcote School for hosting the sale and to all those who bought, and enjoyed, the lovely cakes.