Clothing Lightweight summer clothing, shorts and tshirts for the boys, dresses or skirts and tops for the girls are ideal.
Stretchy hairbands (plastic goes brittle in the sun and soon breaks).
Hair clips & slides
Mama has created a wish list on Amazon
Where the Wish List includes sets of things like musical instruments, they will be broken down to one per child.We need books for our Happy House library.
Anything you would like to send will be so appreciated, but please think small and light! We will take just as much as we can up to our baggage limit.
Last year, Dawn Heather White in North Ireland threw out a £3 challenge to her colleagues asking them to buy clothing to the value of £3 in the summer sales for a Happy House child. Everyone took it to heart and we received dozens of items of beautiful clothing which ensured each child had a new outfit for Christmas. Maybe you and your friends would like to help in this way. Any size always fits somebody in the Happy House Family
Mama says: "Until our children came to us most had lived in rags and had certainly never had new clothing, so having lovely new clothes means so much to them. They get so excited when they have a new t-shirt, shorts or dress and can't wait to see how they look in it.
"To our children who were living in poverty or neglect, Christmas and birthdays were just another day - another day living in the shadow of fear, hunger or abuse.
"Now they are no longer live with shadows. They are safe, happy, healthy, confident and, above all, loved. Having a family Christmas, with a tree,trimmings and a visit from Santa, makes magical memories for each and every child.
"You can help to make a child smile, by sending just one small gift.
Gifts can be mailed, from now until June 2013, to: Mama Sue Hayward, 49 Victoria Mansions, Newton Drive, Blackpool,
If you are visiting our family, we would be grateful of help with our weekly food shopping. Uncle Billy is only too pleased to help and advise.
Thank you all for caring, it is due to your kindness and generosity that makes our work with the children possible.