Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Three bags full!

Three bags full of items donated for our children that we haven't been able to get out to Happy House, are now on the way!
Fiona Lockyer who is travelling out to visit with her two daughters, Hebe and Imogen,  very kindly offered to use some of their luggage allowance to take the goodies Elizabeth has had in store.
There was only one problem, Fiona lives in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, and Elizabeth is in Blackpool.
After putting out an appeal to see if anyone was travelling that way, Pauline Royle and her husband, Mike,  said they would be happy to make a detour to meet up with Fiona.
Now about 35kg of clothes, crocs, dvds, toiletries etc  are safely with Fiona (pictured unloading the bags). .
With some help from a ace-packer of a friend, Fiona managed to squeeze all our items into two and a half holdalls, with room left to add more necessities she is donating.
Thank you Fiona, Mike and Pauline for helping in this way, and thanks also to the friend who offered to drive all the way to Birmingham to the deliver the items if no-one else came forward.
Fiona has also started a JustGiving page to try to raise £350 in donations - enough for all our groceries for 111 children for a whole week and is asking her friends, family and Twitter followers and LinkedIn associates to make a donation via this link:  https://www.justgiving.com/Fiona-Lockyer/?utm_id=26
Thank you Pauline and Mike and Fiona. We really are blessed to have such amazing Happy House friends.