Clever cook Pat Porteus has raised £400 for Happy House by making marmalade.
Pat, from Blackpool, made and sold 215 jars of her tasty toast topper using 36kg of seville oranges.
Pat had help to prepare the fruit from her husband, Brian, and friends Jacqui Veazey and Pam Platt.
She made the marmalade in several batches and sold it to friends, with 60 jars being sold by her butcher, Nigel Wilkinson, of Holmfield Road.
Pat decided to make marmalade for Happy House after meeting Elizabeth Gomm, our UK coordinator, in their local park and hearing about the work of the charity from her and also from learning more from two ladies who sponsor Happy House children at an aqua-aerobics class she attends.
Pat said she liked what she heard and knew she could trust that money raised would be used to directly benefit our children.
Elizabeth said: " We are very grateful to Pat for choosing Happy House as the charity to benefit from her marmalade making this year.
"She puts in so much time and effort into making it and into selling it.
"It tastes delicious so it is not surprising that every jar sells.
"Our thanks Pat and to Brian, Jacqui and Pam for helping and and to Nigel Wilkinson for selling it. Thanks to all her friends who bought jars too.
"Pat raised £350 (after costs) from sales but decided to make it up to £400, which is so generous of her.
"Mama Sue has decided the money will be used to add four android tablets to enhance our children's education as those we bought already, thanks to donations, are proving so successful in engaging children in educational activities. Each is used by a group of children, so having more will let us reduce the number of children to a group."
*We would like to hear from any friends who might be traveling out to visit Watamu in the coming weeks who would be able to bring out some goods for us. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
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Here Rukia tells us more about it.