27 May 2011
Press - How the media are supporting the Children of Watamu
We welcome media interest and can provide press releases and photos on the charity and its work to support the Children Of Watamu. The work has made a difference to the community and is supported by many people in UK, Ireland, Italy, Belgium and of course Kenya.
The latest project the 'Happy House' which will support many orphans in the area of Watamu have received support in money, volunteers and unique ideas to provide the Happy House with sustainable energy and water. For example - A child's roundabout has been donated which when used by the children will act as a pump to provide fresh water for the children. Thanks to generous donations from numerous companies the money has been raised to build the Orphanage building. We are now raising money to buy furniture, equipment and toys for the Happy House.
The project is sustainable and work has started on the grounds to provide food for the children, a small farm is also planned. The children will be educated and given life skills to give them an opportunity to use their skills in the community. The project works closely with the community and provides many jobs.
A visit can be arranged to the project where you can meet headmaster Silas and his sister Rose who are coordinating the work in Watamu.
The media are welcome to contact Sue Hayward to find out more, for a press release, photos or to arrange a visit. Sue is happy to go on radio or TV to tell her story on how her work is making a difference to the children and community of Watamu.
Please e-mail E-mail or ring 07905130589
Many thanks to the Blackpool Gazette who have provide support for the project.
"Best Kept Secrets...In Conversation" show on 103.2 Preston FM 21st March 2012. Sue Hayward Interview About Happy House, KenyaBlackpool Gazette - 27 February 2012 Hotelier Sue is happy to help
Steve Becker from BBC Radio Lancashire visited Sue, Dave and the Children Of Watamu. Hear their story on Radio Lancashire which was broadcast over Easter on BBC Radio Lancashire Follow to find out more
Sue's BBC blog with BBC Lancashire
BBC North West Inside Out programme 1, 2 and the Children Of Watamu song follow to find out more
Latest update - BBC North West Inside Out - From Blackpool to Kenya
BBC News 4th February - Landlady helps children - follow to see programme
BBC News North West - Hotelier to adopt 100 orphans
See Sue's BBC interview
Lancashire Life edition - Sue’s an inspiration
Sue Hayward tells Amanda Griffiths about the remarkable charity work for orphans which earned her the title of Lancashire Woman of the Year
LANCASHIRE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GLYNN WARD
READ MORE »Sue’s an inspiration
Blackpool hotelier named Women of the Year By Elizabeth Gomm
A BLACKPOOL hotelier who is selling up to build an orphanage in Africa has been named Lancashire Woman of the Year. Sue Hayward received the honour at a charity lunch.
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Super-doctor set for Sahara challenge By Emma Harris
FROM the freezing temperatures of the Antarctic to the arid heat of the Sahara ... super-doctor Steve Cushing is a runner of extremes and raising money for the Children Of Watamu. Follow to find out more
Children Of Watamu - Orange "I am"
I am Grandpa Yaa who donated 4 acres of land.?
I am the 3 schools we built in Africa
and the 700 kids who go to them.
I am my dad who showed me what hard work
and determination can achieve.
I am my husband Dave who is always there to pick me up.
I am Silas the headmaster who also believes
in changing lives through education.
I am everyone who has swam, run
or slimmed to raise money.
I am Sue Hayward, founder of the charity
Working for the Children of Watamu.
I am who I am because of everyone.
Lancashire Woman of the Year 2008