Monday, 28 November 2016

Saying it with stitches for Happy House

Two crafty ladies are saying it with stiches for Happy house.
Patricia Beechey, who as head of Oatlands Schoool, Surrey, was so spportive of our Happy House family, sponsoring three children, has now retired but she has not forgotten our family.
Patricia is keen to support our Dr Danwata Scholarship Scheme and she and a friend, Anna, have set up an internet shop to sell the the beautiful handicrafts they are making with proceeds coming to HappyHouse.
On their very first day of trade, Patricia and Amma were thrilled to make their very first sale.
They are also taking stalls at craft fairs near to their homes in Surrey, raising both money and awareness for Happy House.

To find out please go to their Facebook page
Items can be bought Etsy.

Our thanks to Patricia and Anna for using theit talents to enhance the lives of needy children.

Thank you Mr Postman

It's coming up to the busiest time of the year for our hard-pressed postmen and women, but in Blackpool they still go the extra mile to deliver a letter.
On Saturday, an evelope addressed to Sue, c/o Children of Watamu Charity, Blackpool, dropped through Elizabeth's letterbox.
It also had the message: Mr Postman, I'm sorry but this is the only address I have, so please do your best to find. Thank you.
Find it they did, and the sender had written after seeing a brief letter about the charity, from Elizabeth, in last week's Mail on Sunday, and now wants to do something to help.
Our thanks to the very kind gentleman who wrote the letter and to the postie who got it to the right place!

Two days to go

Voting closes on November 30, so please, if you haven't done so already, cast your vote.

Please vote for Children of Watamu in the documentaries category of the Charity Film Awards to highlight our work with children from despair at our at the Happy House and our founder Sue Hayward's inspiring story told in the beautiful film made for us, free of charge, by Massimiliano Zeuli  Please vote for Children of Watamu and ask your friends to do the same.

Make a Christmas gift

If you would like to make a gift to Happy House for Christmas, here's how.
We are keeping our Festive Holiday Fund appeal open so that anyone who would like to make a Christmas gift to our family can do so there - every penny will directly benefit our children.
We were thrilled and grateful to reach our £1000 target in just a week.  It will be used to bring together our 70 resident kids and 60 repatriated into families, for a week of fun together at the Happy House in early December when they will enjoy a fun-packed programme of activities, special meals and a visit from Santa.
Any additional money donated will be used to help support the children living in our Happy House and those we continue to support now they have returned to live with relatives in the community.
Every penny will make a difference to children's lives. Thank you.