Friday, 22 December 2017

Thank you x 2

We have some special thank-yous today to people who go the extra mile to help our Happy House family.
Ryan, a  pupil at St Aidan's CE High School, Preesall, Lancashire,  turned up at school yesterday morning with a jar full of cash to hand over to a very surprised teacher, Joanne Rossall, head of K7.
Mrs Rossall's form sponsors Stevie Karisa. She said: "Ryan met me this morning with the news that last Christmas he made a  resolution that he was going to save money for The Happy House this year. 
"Here he is with his jar full of money collected by his family. "
Joanne is hoping he will get a Headteacher's Commendation for his effort, we hope so too.  Young people like Ryan are the future generation of supporters for our Happy House.
Thank you, Ryan.

Sew good!

Crafty friends Patricia Beechey and Anna have made a donation of £530  towards our Classrooms for Kids appeal.from Say it with Stitches UK which is all the money they have raised  at Christmas craft fairs near where they live in Surrey.
 Pat, a former headteacher, managed to call on some ex colleagues and along with  her friend Anna  they were able to produce enough items to run  four stalls over the last few weeks.
 "You can imagine we are very proud of ourselves! Our fingers hurt from stitching and knitting. 
"The selling was also pretty hard going, as everyone appears to be watching their pennies. "We did however spread the word about the Happy House and people were more than pleased to buy from us, for such a good cause.
."At one fair I calculated that I was selling an item every 6 minutes. I think I missed my vocation!
" We are now currently planning our items for  Valentines and Mother's Day."
You can buy lovely crafted items from Pat and Anna via Facebook @Say it with Stitches UK
Thank you Pat, Anna and friends for your wonderful efforts for our Happy House family and to everyone who bought your beautiful items.
Happy sewing!