Saturday, 23 December 2017

Gifts to in-Spire

Gifts galore for our Happy House family were hand-delivered by Joanne and Peter Reid.
Many of the items were donated by Jo's friends and colleagues at Spire Fylde Coast hospital, Blackpool.
Jo had put out an appeal  prior to setting off for Kenya and her colleagues responded, just as they have in previous years, by donating lots of useful items including clothes, toiletries, educational aids  and sporting  equipment.
Jo  and Pete also brought large  two parcels of new clothing very kindly given by Jackie Fineman, who sponsors Charity and Stevie.
There were also gifts donated by family friends.
Jo and Pete's son, Jacob, who flew in from Malta to join them brought a bag of gifts donated by his friends on the island.
Jo, who sponsors Florence,was delighted to see her little girl again.
During their stay Jo, a nurse, presented a practical display of first aid and life saving techniques,
Staff and children attended.
 Jo talked about reviving people, the recovery position,  How to get help and how to give emergency first aid for cuts, burns and broken bones..
Pete, as you will have seen on earlier blogs, underwent a sponsored headshave -much to the amusement of our kids - which has raised £648.
Thank you to Jo, Pete and Jacob. You are such good friends to our family, and many thanks to all those contributed to their appeal for items to bring.
Your generosity will help our family enormously.