Friday, 5 December 2014

Helping hand from Freemasons and Tree moves on

Our Happy House is receiving a helping hand from Bispham-with-Norbreck Masonic Lodge.
The Worshipful Master and members of the Lodge, which meets at the Masonic Hall, Cleveleys, have granted a £500 donation to our family after hearing about our work from Fleetwood GP and lodge member Dr Cobarsanellore Ramesh
His son, Aanjan Ramesh, immediate past master of the Lodge, presented the cheque to our UK voluntary coordinator, Elizabeth Gomm.
She was delighted to meet up with Aanjan, who was a friend of her son Robert when they were in junior school.
"We are delighted with this generous donation which comes at a time when it is very much needed. Every penny will be make a difference to the lives of children," she said.
"We would like to extend our thanks to the Lodge for their generosity.
Elizabeth is pictured with Dr Ramesh and Mr Aanjan Ramesh.

Tree on display

After raising awareness of our work at St Andrew's Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival in Cleveleys last weekend, our Baobab tree has now taken root at Freeport Fleetwood.
It is a part of  Blackpool Sixth Form College's Young Designers and Photographers Exhibition which is open to the public for a week from tomorrow and will be open every day including Sunday. 
Our tree was created by Zowie Sinclair who together with Teresa Smith formed Sunnyside Crafts, a Community Interest Company, specialising in bespoke craft activities and offer diversional therapy and team building workshops to schools, organisations, the elderly, people with long term illnesses and carers. 
Our tree received lots of attention at last night's exhibition opening, Freeport manager, John Magee spotted a picture of Kennedy, the scholarship student he sponsors, and young visitor, Max, was delighted to pose with parcels symbolising three of the gifts we make to our children - safety,  love and hope. His arms weren't big enough to hold education too!
Also pictured are Teresa and Zowie. To find out more about Sunnyside Crafts visit