John and Jacob are home safe and sound. We had a big emotional reunion( i.e. me sobbing ) in terminal 3 , followed by that favourite British traditional Sunday dish – chicken tikka marsala , followed by the official Team Clarke and Team Fletcher welcome home ceremony, complete with a banner and champagne,beer,chocolate etc.
I don’t want to steal J&J’s thunder, they have so much to share, and I know when they have time ,they will put pen to paper/photos to disc/video to system ….etc etc.They had an AMAZING emotional, physical and at times heart-rendering ,adventure. I was moved by their description of their visit to The Southend Academy. I won’t say too much , but outside Brenda’s classroom is a sign ”Rosie Dwyer’s Art room” and inside ,one wall is filled with photos of Rosie and her artwork .The students have used these as a starting point for their work ,and there are sketches of Rosie in her Waitrose uniform , complete with hat !
I am utterly convinced EVERY penny you have donated is making a difference- those kids are happy,healthy and through Rosie and you ,are now receiving an education that will hopefully lead to an independent life. From the five of us, I thank you.