|Badge of honour for Karen|
Karen says: " I first heard about the Children of Watamu at Grace & Favour /Sewing sanctuary in Thornton when I joined them in making dresses for the girls at Happy House and then later on shorts for the boys.
" After following the wonderful work done by Mama Sue and Papa Dave I decided last year to sponsor one of the children.
" I was delighted to be matched with Jessica especially as my youngest daughter is a similar age.
"I decided to run the Mad Dog 10k race in Southport to raise some money for the Happy House children and was really pleased to collect £237.00 plus gift aid in sponsorship.
" The race was a tough one with 46mph winds against me for the first 4.5k but fortunately the sun shone and the rain stayed away."
Well done Karen, every penny you raised will make a difference to the lives of children and many thanks to everyone who sponsored you.