Please, can you help us to FIND A FRIEND?

david memory boxEach one of us who sponsors a Happy House child has become a part of a very special family... we know how much pleasure it brings to us, so now we are appealing to each and every one of our sponsors to help us by Finding a Friend who will also sponsor.

We would like to double the number of sponsors we have over the next few months, giving us the financial security we need, as a charity, to raise our family.

Thanks to the remarkable insight and vision of Mama Sue, our unique sponsor scheme not only changes the life of her children, it also changes our sponsors' lives too.

By aiming to create sponsor families of five people for each child, our children have a very good chance of forging real friendships with at least a couple of their sponsors as, we appreciate and understand, some want to be more actively involved than others.

Sponors also get a chance to get to know and make friends with the other sponsors in their child's family which brings with it the joy of sharing a common bond.
Some meet up, help with fundraising events, and all look forward to hearing and sharing news of their child which comes in regular updates, school reports etc from the Happy House.

 The daily blog on our website and our Facebook page give sponsors a chance to follow daily life at the Happy House and good chance to catch a glimpse of their child.
Each  of our children, those old enough to understand, looks upon their sponsors as special friends. They, too, look forward to getting letters, emails, postcards, and photos from these friends and to storing them away safely as treasures in their memory boxes.  Many sponsors save hard to visit the Happy House and meet their child, which brings so many joys.

The sponsor scheme, importantly, brings in a regular, guaranteed, income to our small charity and will, eventually, go along way to underpinning our running costs.


Right now, in common with other charities, we are facing a financial crisis and , as you will know, times are so tough that Mama and Papa felt they had to take heartwrenching step of leaving their family in the safe hands of Auntie Rose, Uncle Billy and Uncle Isaac, to come back to the UK for a few months to work with me in the UK on a major fundraising drive.

We cannot do this without YOUR help.

An important part of fundraising drive is our Find a Friend Appeal . We are asking each of you, who know and love your own sponsor child, to share the joy this brings to you with your friends.

Please, help our family by signing up a new sponsor.

For £20 a month (the cost of a couple of takeaways,or a night out) they can change a child's life.

It's a small price to pay to give a child, who has known hunger, fear and pain, a family home where they are loved, cherished and educated.

A childhood free from fear and neglect, with the freedom to play and grow, is the priceless gift you are giving to your Happy House child.

Please share your Happy House friendship with others - family, friends and colleagues - and please, please, FIND A FRIEND for a Happy House child.

How to sponsor

You can find out all you need to know and download a sponsor form at http://www.childrenofwatamu.net/sponsored-child-scheme

To find out  how to sponsor using online banking please email: elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net

For any further information email: sue@childrenofwatamu.net  or elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net
 
Love is ... sponsoring a Happy House child

Sheila Davies has joined Rukia's sponsor family:
 
 
 
Lynn Baya Thoya is a very special friend and sponsor to Musyoka: "Sponsoring Musyoka has changed my lidfe forever. Our friendship just gets better and better."

Lynn Baya Thoya and Musyoka
Andrea Manders looks upon Natasha as a member of  her family: " I have made friends with two of Natasha’s other sponsors and others who also sponsor Happy House children.  It truly is a Happy House family which extends beyond the walls of the actual building."
 
Happy House Andrea Manders  who sponsors Natasha with Sue Hayward
 
Agnes and Brian Crighton are in Harry's sponsor family:   "We hope sponsoring Harry will help Sue and her team provide all the things he requires to lead a happy and healthy life. He and his growing number of brothers and sisters need to be educated to give them a good start into adulthood. A small amount of money goes a long way in Kenya and  it is easy to keep in touch with the Happy House. At last we have found somewhere that we are happy to donate to and know that our help will reach the child it is intended to help".
Agnes and Brian Crighton with Harry
Lily is so special to sponsor Steph Hill: “I cried when I met Lily! She is even more beautiful in real life. To see her so happy, in a place she can now call home was amazing."
 
Steph Hill meets her Lily
In the news
The Blackpool Gazette has been highlighting our Find a Friend Appeal with features and stories on the Happy House and some of its children and their sponsors. Click here to read:

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/community/a-very-happy-ending-1-4659413

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Please help us to make them smile !

To donate a gift please visits the Happy House Wish List. Your gift can help make a difference to these vulnerable children

Find out more about volunteering with the Children of Watamu Charity at the Happy House. Follow this link

Please set up a monthly standing order for  £20 to sponsor one of our children. Now the Happy House is up and running the monthly donation is used to provide the day to day needs of the child you will be sponsoring. You will be introduced to 'your' child through pictures and email. Regular updates will be sent to you of the child that you are saving from a life of hardship, and desperation. You will see 'your' child grow to be a Happy healthy confident individual who will hold their head high and be so proud to say ‘I am a Happy House Kid ‘Sponsored Child Scheme
The monthly standing order can be downloaded via this link . Please fill in your form and send it to your bank. If you would then email Sue with all your details, name address, phone number email. amount and start date. If you require and further information please ring Elizabeth Gomm on 07905130589
Please visit our Wish List you may wish to sponsor a child as a present for a loved one.

For further details and information please contact Sue or Elizabeth who will be able to help you to change lives. All contact details are on the left of this page

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