Thursday, 12 November 2015

Busy time for Auntie Libby

Some members of Cabus WI
It's been a busy time for our ambassador in the UK, Elizabeth Gomm.
Elizabeth, Auntie Libby to our family, has been out and about giving talks about our family.
Auntie Libby in St Annes
Last week, after a very successful event at Spire Hospital with Jo and Peter Reid, early in the week she was at Cabus, near Garstang, and in St Annes on Sea the following evening.
Her hosts at Cabus were the ladies of the Women's Institure who made a donation of £30 to the Happy House.
At St Annes, the St Margaret's Church Evening Ladies Guild were a lovely audience.
St Margaret's Guild
Libby had stood in at the last minute when their planned speaker was unable to attend, and they were all so appreciative.
She received a £30 club donation plus £35 in individual donations. The money from both talks has been added to our Building a Bright Future Appeal.
This week she again stepped in at the last minute, this time for St Annes Inner Wheel International Night.
Their planned speaker was unable to be there, so Libby was asked to talk about Happy House - and she never misses an opportunity to do that.
Members of Inner Wheel were joined by husbands and friends who are members of local Rotary Club for  a dinner and talk at the Bedford Hotel.
Libby  showed them a video and  gave them an insight to Happy House life, highlight the high standards set by Mama Sue who believes that only the best is good enough for a child, regardless of background.
They were impressed and inspired by Happy House and the way that every penny raised goes directly where it is intended.
Libby was introduced by and thanked by club international chairman, Denise Jones.
She is pictured with District chair, Karen Henshaw, Denise Jones and club chair, Carol Wildon.
The evening raised £234 toward our Building a Bright Future Appeal to finish, furnish and open our secondary school.

BIngo Night

Brenda Groves, who is in Charity's sponsor family, and family are holding a findraising bingo night for our Building a Bright Future Appeal tomorrow (Friday)  evening at Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Oxfordshire.
 Eyes down at 7.30pm.
 Brenda, who lives in Wantage,  says that lots of lovely prizes have been donated by local businesses and friends.
 Please go along if you are in the area.

Cleveleys Coffee Time

Members of our sponsor family are joining forces to hold a coffee afternoon at 43A, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys, Lancashire, on Friday, November 27 from 2pm-4pm.
Have a  Brew for Watamu is being held at the home of Sue and David Mitchell, who are in our little Neema's sponsor family, and is being hosted jointly with Pauline Royle, who is a member of Jane's sponsor family.
Donations for the bring and buy, book and cake stalls are welcomed.
Tickets are £2.50 (including coffee, cake and raffle ticket) in advance from Pauline on 0776 219 7992 or pay on the door.