Friday, 11 September 2015

The Build is back on!

The school building work is back underway.
Thanks to YOU, we have now raised £6, 107 with our Building a Bright Future Appeal, enough to resume some of the work needed to complete secondary school by January.
Charo, our joiner, has made the window and door frames which some of our older boys helped to transport from Happy House to the school site just a five-minute walk down the lane.
Carlos, the builder who has worked with us on the creation of all the building on the school site, now has his team in place putting in dividing walls etc.
We will carry on with work with the funds we have, and in the hope that more will come to allow us to finish without a break.
We are working hard to explore every funding opportunity we can find, but we also need your help.
If you could hold a fundraiser, maybe a cake bake or coffee morning amongst your friends; an event in your school, church or office or maybe take part in a sponsored personal challenge.
In Italy, Susanna Gregorio cleared out her wardrobe selling her pre-loved fashion items to friends at GetFit Milan raising £345.
South Cerney Golf Club has donated £365, the proceeds of their seniors’ weekend,
South Cerney Golf Club - Scott (front left).
Member Scott Webster who is in Rose Safari's sponsor family,  is pictured accepting  a cheque from South Cerney Golf Club Seniors Captain Mike Burbage. The group of 54 Senior golfers and their partners raised the money by donating, winnings from completion,fines for balls landing in the lakes on the course and a raffle which took place in the evening. This event took place at the Vale GC in Wales on their away weekend.
  Pauline Royle stood a car boot sale and raised another £75;  another supporter has given the proceeds of her weekly chocolate bar between now and January; Andrew Dickinson, who is in Musyoka’s sponsor family, is taking part in a sponsored Ironman Wales challenge and  Chloe Groves, who sponsors Said, and her sister Grace Dunbar, who volunteered this summer, are taking part in the Great South Run to bring in more money for our fund
Grange Park Open Door Group, in Blackpool, who are in Rose Chai’s sponsor family, will be donating the proceeds from their Harvest Festival to our building fund.
On Tuesday, September 15,  an Evening of Clairvoyance takes place at the Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, 7.30pm with proceeds to our appeal. Thank you to mediums Sarah Johnson and Nuala Ryan Long and friends for putting their time and energy into organising the event Tickets are £12 each from the box office   
Windows on the move
 Grace and Favour and the Sewing Sanctuary at Marsh Mill, Thornton, are backing our appeal and we will benefit from the bumper Marsh Mill Christmas Market on November 29.  Caroline Bramhall, who founded Grace and Favour and the Sewing Sanctuary, has other fundraisers in the pipeline because she knows that every penny raised will go directly to changing the lives of vulnerable children – there is nothing between your donation and the project it is intended for.
Cody Leigh-Allen, a pupil at St Aidan’s School, Preesall, is doing her bit by asking her family to make a donation every time they flush the toilet! Her family sponsor Sanita, 12
There are many others who have made personal donations, both in the UK and Europe. 
.Every penny, every Euro, really counts.
Our secondary school is crucial to the education of our children
Please tell us if you are planning an event or fundraiser so that we can help share the word, and provide any information or leaflets you may need.
If you would like to make a donation to help Happy House to Build a Bright Future for many, many, young people now and for many years to come, by giving them the finest education available, please go to:
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.