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Sponsored Child Scheme

Please sponsor a child and change a life.

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Weaving the Happy House magic changes the lives of children and you can help by sponsoring a child.

 Children who find themselves in our care , through no fault of their own, have come from  family tragedy or unimaginable circumstances of poverty, neglect or abuse.
Once part of our caring family, built on a foundation of love and respect, sad, poorly, frightened little souls blossom into happy, healthy, and confident youngsters , who live every day to the full ,without the fear of what tomorrow may bring. 

They enjoy the worry-free childhood that every child deserves.
Our magic doesn't stop at the Happy House gates,  it also weaves its wonders into the hearts and lives of many others.

You can experience the Happy House love by joining our family by sponsoring a child.

As well as knowing they are financially supporting Papa Dave and his charity in maintaining and developing the work of the Happy House, sponsors have the opportunity to become a very important part of their sponsor child’s life.


By sending emails, letters, photographs, or postcards, cards for birthdays and Christmas, our sponsor friends open a window on another world for their children and give them a sense of belonging.
Every email, photo, postcard etc. that a child receives goes into their memory box, which they will visit time and time again.

Sponsors receive replies from their children, sent by Papa Dave and the family, who works very closely with our kids to help them get to know their sponsors.

Because some of our children have few, if any, relatives, our aim is to build sponsor families for each child.

This is because some people just want to make a financial contribution to a child's upkeep, others wish to write and send gifts, we can never tell which, so by having more than one sponsor in a family, if possible, we can try to ensure at least one or two will want to build an interactive friendship with their child.

By building families we are also ensuring that should circumstances change and a sponsor be forced to leave us, the sense of loss will be cushioned. Our children have already experienced more heartbreak and loss than most of us will ever endure in a lifetime. 

Should a child be repatriated to a relative, when family circumstances make this possible, we will transfer sponsors to another child in our care.

Our sponsor friends take their Happy House children into their hearts. They look upon them as a member of their own families

Some, if they are able, take their holidays to Watamu, just so they can visit the Happy House and meet their own special little person! Sponsorship is so rewarding for the child and the sponsor so we want to make it memorable ... and to create memories that both will cherish for the rest of their lives.

You will receive a video profile of your child, and regular updates , exam results etc, of ‘your’ child.

You will also know that you are helping to provide a happy childhood to a child who has come from poverty and despair. You will see your child grow to be a happy healthy confident individual, who will , as an adult, hold their head high and be proud to say 'I'm a Happy House Kid’

In some cases, because we maintain strong links with each child's family members where it is possible and safe to do so, we are sometimes able, in time, to repatriate a child back into the community with a blood relative. We continue to support their education and to ensure any medical care is paid should this be required. These are the two biggest expenses to a relative who has worked hard to rebuild their own life after whatever tragedy or hardship resulted into their child coming into care. We monitor each child closely and. continue to provide a safety net so should circumstances change, which they can, a child can return to our care. 

To sponsor a child please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details.

 Elizabeth will need your name, address including post code, phone number, and your email address. Plus the amount of your monthly donation and the start date. Happy House bank details will be given to you. £20 is the optimum amount.

Claiming Gift Aid is a great help to our work, if you agree for us to claim on your donation please fill in the Gift Aid declaration document and  send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Together, we can change lives.

Thank you for caring

With your help we know I we can do it

Papa Dave is making a difference to children's lives now, and in the future.

Can YOU?




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