A Celebration of Life
An annual celebration of life is held every May at the Happy House to coincide with the anniversary of the death of the most influential man in Mama Sue's life - her father.
It was the death of Sue's beloved dad, Harold Hayes, in 1999, that led to her going to Kenya and the start of the journey which has brought us to her Happy House.
When Harold died suddenly, Sue was devastated and eight months later, fearing she would have a breakdown, Dave took her to Kenya for a holiday and it was there her charity work began.
And celebrating life is what Harold would have wanted for his daughter, and what Mama wants for her Happy House kids who have suffered so much loss and hardship before coming to us.
With this in mind she decided on a celebration of life each year on May 2
0. Here she opens this year's celebration with a prayers of love and thanksgiving - giving thanks for those who live on in our hearts and for all we have in have in our lives. She thanks God for bringing her on her journey to the Happy House, giving her the work she does with the children she loves and for all they share.