Three lovely bits of news from our friends in The North ( well Brum actually ,which is technically The Midlands ,BUT it is north of Watford gap ,so I reckon it does count )
1. Julia Lilley emailed to say her friend Bal is running The Great North Run ( plus maybe some other runs ) for Rosie – which of course means the children of The Southend Academy. We have never met Bal , so we are incredibly moved he is doing all this tough stuff for Rosie .
2.Andrew and John and 52 others from St Paul’s Church , where Rosie’s funeral was,are cycling from London to Paris the weekend of 19-21st May .It is for fun ,but John’s lovely brother Andrew is doing it for Rosie .Please ,if you can ,support him on his justgiving page .I know how much those messages and donations will mean to him ,us and the children in Bungoma.
3. Lin ,Andrew’s partner emailed to say she is sponsoring a boy through The Ace Bursary Scheme . His name is Lazarus, he is an orphan and has an incrdibly difficuilt life.Through Lin and Ace ,hopefully lazarus will have an education ,giving him the chance to have an independent and fulfilled life ,something we are all entitled to .
I am well aware everyone has their favoured charities . Just within our small family ,we support Spinal Injuries Assoc and The Meningitis Research Fund ,But, for me Rosie’s charity ,is about Rosie and through her cruel,sudden,untimely death ,giving some other poor kids a chance