Saturday, 26 November 2016

Wave of support

There was a wave of support for Happy House  from sixth formers at a Birmingham school yesterday.
Elizabeth Gomm was delighted to be at Shenley Academy to introduce around 70 students to the work of  Mama Sue and our charity.
And in giving them a glimpse of Happy House life, illustrated how one woman can, with determination and dedication,  change the lives of hundreds of kids.
It was an eye-opener for young people who are fortunate to be able to take an education for granted, to hear the stories of some of our own scholarship students for whom education is the most precious gift which will help them break free of poverty,
Elizabeth was invited to Shenley by  Mark Webster, head of art, who has visited Happy House and worked with our children leading art and music workshops.
Mark caused great excitement when, on one occasion, he arrived with a suitcase which he proceeded to unpack to reveal and put together a complete drum kit, which he had designed, made and customised in Happy House colours!
The drum kit gets lots of use and we now have some accomplished yound drummers in our ranks.
Elizabeth's talk was followed by a brainstorming sessions, when  working in tutor groups, students put together ideas for how they could fundraise for Happy House.
We will be excited to see how their ideas materialise and are grateful for the enthusiastic response to our plea for support.
Elizabeth was thanked by Head of College for Post 16 education, Rebecca Heath,
Our thanks to Shenley College, to Mark and also to his mum, Jacqueline Webster, for her kindness in collecting Elizabeth from and to the station.


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.Every penny will make a difference to children's lives. Thank you.