Monday, 26 October 2015

Weekend takes our appeal to £17,000

 Our  £25,000 Building Bright Future Appeal hit £17,000 this weekend!
And that takes us even closer to finishing and opening our secondary school ready for its first students in January.
A £800 personal donation, and money donated by ladies in Garstang, and raised on our stall, run by Pauline Royle and Elizabeth Gomm, at the Off the Rails event at Marsh Mill Village, Thornton, yesterday too us to this latest landmark
So many are helping, the event at Marsh Mill has and is bringing in more thanks to Caroline Bramhall, who is in Victoria's sponsor family, who organised the event who is also making us her charity for the big Christmas Market there on November 29.
The all day Off the rails clothes sale was a fun day with some fabulous stallholders, some who braved the cold to market their pre-loved bargains.
 It was a special weekend as the Mill had it sails turning to mark its 221st birthday, and their was a walkabout in full Georgian dress to represent the man who built it, Ralph Slater,  his family and the landowner who commissioned it.
They were fascinated by the Happy House and the good work being done in the "colonies"!
Lytham Coffee donated coffee for stallholders and Rustic to Regal deli were keeping everyone fuelled  and will be making a donation to the appeal.

Well done Grace

Grace Dunbar, from Wantage, has brought in £256 in sponsorship from the Great South Run which she completed yesterday in 1hr 45 minutes, sadly her sister, Chloe, who should have been running with her could only watch proudly with the rest of the family fan club, as she had to drop our because of injury.
Well done Grace, and many, many thanks. That hug from your proud mum. Paula, at the end was well deserved!

 International night in Garstang

Elizabeth Gomm was the guest speaker at Garstang Inner Wheel International evening at Garstang Country Club on Thursday.
Ladies from other club including Padiham, Thornton Cleveleys, North Fylde and Lancaster, joined Garstang members for the evening  which started with a delicious meal.
Then Elizabeth talked to them about how our magnificent Mama Sue had started the charity and brought it so far, helping so many children.
Elizabeth raised £65 in the sale of Happy House bags and donations, and money raised by the raffle and sales table on the evening will be forwarded at a later date.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way over the weekend, to everyone who has donated, and to all those who have brought us so far since our appeal went out in August.
Children for many, many, years to come will have a bright future because of your kindness.
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