Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Bright future: Our friends are our blessing and welcome volunteers

We are pulling out all the stops to get our secondary school built and open ready for its first intake of students in January.
We have to, for the young people, and others like them, pictured in the shell that will be their school.
And we are touched by the kindness of those who have helped take our Building a Bright Future Appeal to £1,885 so far.
We have a very long way to go to reach our £25,000 target, (£15,000 to finish the build plus £10,000 to buy resources and to pay teachers for the first year), but as Mama and Papa say in today's video, you, our friends, are our blessing.
Your donations, whatever the amount, will help take us to our target. Every penny, every pound, you give will make a difference.
We have the determination, the courage and the faith to keep on knocking on every door we can until we achieve our target and have the school which will see generations of young people, over many years to come, walking on the road out of poverty into a bright future.
Empowered by education they will have every hope of fulfilling their dreams.
To donate please go to http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/childrenofwatamu/brightfuture
or send a cheque, made out to Happy House, to Elizabeth Gomm, Voluntary Coordinator and Trustee, Children of Watamu, 6 Burwood Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8NS
If you are planning your own fundraising event for the appeal please let us know. Email: elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net

Welcome volunteers: We have some lovely helpers working with our family for a few days  this week.

Friends Jade Cheli, Amber Saverby, and Wanda Criswell are having fun helping too keep the children ,who have remained at home while others are visiting relatives, entertained and busy.
Jade visited the Happy House with her mum, Denise, and loved it so much she wanted to give up some of her holiday time to help, bringing along her friends.
Jade's dad, Max Cheli, is general manager of the award winning Medina Palms Hotel in Watamu, and the three girls are all students at Cheltenham Ladies College.