Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Bringing in funds for a Bright Future

We were delighted that our friends in Flyde Soroptimist International invited Happy House to be a part of their autumn fair in Lytham on Saturday.
It was held at the fantastic EcoPod at Park View Playingfields, and we had a stall selling a variety of things included some beautiful handicrafts made by Andrea Manders, who is in Natasha Thoya's sponsor family, and by a kind friend Barbara Hall.
We made some new friends over the day and raised £65 for our funds.
Sadly nobody guessed the correct name of our teddy, donated by Property Scene, so we are keeping them on the list so they are still in with a chance next time.
Thank you to Susan Smith, Soroptimist's president, for inviting us. We hope the event was a big success for you and your charities. Pictures courtesy of Fylde Fairtrade.
Our £65 has been added to our Building a Bright Future Appeal ... which now stands at more than £16,000.
Finishing, furnishing, resourcing and staffing our secondary school by January will cost a total of £25,000 so we are well on the way
You can follow our progress and make a donation at http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/childrenofwatamu/brightfuture
Chloe & Grace
On Sunday, in Portsmouth, Grace Dunbar will be taking part in the Great South Run to raise money for our appeal.
Student Grace, who volunteered at Happy House this year, should have been running with her sister Chloe Groves but because Chloe is recovering from an injury, she is going it alone.
Chloe, who is in Said's sponsor family, will be there to cheer Grace on and both will be wearing the Happy House running vests they have had custom printed.
Grace and Chloe, both from Wantage, have been involved in helping Happy House since the beginning after hearing about it from their grandparents Red and Brenda, and are lucky enough to have visited it too.
Good luck Grace!
If you would like to give Grace a good start, you can sponsor her at:https://www.justgiving.com/GraceAndChloe
Also on Sunday, Marsh Mill Shopping Village, Thornton, Lancs,  will be the hosting Off the Rails for Happy House .
Caroline Bramhall, owner of Grace & Favour and the Sewing Sanctuary, and Blossom Boutique, has organised the event where people have been invited to book a space and take their own rail or table along to sell their pre-loved fashion items. Stallholders, who must book in advance, will keep what they raise, but rents will come to our appeal.  It's building up to be a big, all-day fashion fiesta, make it a weekend must-do!
 There will be more details later in the week.
Rustic to Regal deli will be on hand with pre-ordered and on the day meals and nibbles, with a donation from the day's dinner sales to Happy House.
Watch out for more details later in the week.