Thursday, 14 July 2016

In loving memory of Pat

We are hugely grateful to the family of late Pat Ward for asking family and friends for donations to Happy House at her funeral, instead of sending flowers.
Pat's husband kindly asked daughter-in-law Joanne Ward to select a charity and as she and her husband, Pete, are long-time and wonderful supporters of our family, she chose our Happy House.
Every penny of the £272.16 ( £315.20 with gift aid) donated will go to making life better and brighter for the children in our care and those on scholarship in our school.
And what a every special tribute this will be to a lovely lady, so loved and missed by her family and friends.
We are looking forward to seeing Joanne, Peter and their two boys Dylan and Oscar  who will be travelling out to visit Happy House next month.
They are in the sponsor families of our own Oscar (Jo and Pete named their son after him) and baby Eve.
David, Esther and Amani
Joanne said: "I was given the utmost honour by my father in law to choose which charity should benefit from donations we received at the funeral and of course the Happy House was top of the list.
"Pete's mum, Pat, , was an avid supporter and loved hearing our stories of the Happy House.
"She gave me LOTS and LOTS to bring with us when we visit in August. She would have loved to have seen all the happy faces.
"She travelled to Kenya twice with us and would have loved to have visited again as it was a particular favourite.
" She would be proud to know that so much has been raised and how it will go towards changing so many little lives and her legacy will therefore live on and make the future better for so many."
We send Pat's husband, family and friends our deepest sympathy and our thanks for thinking of Happy House at this very sad time and our thanks to all who made donations.