Over the past three months we have found that although there is a recession here in the UK & Ireland, people are still continuing to support us by organising various fundraising events.

 The pupils of Guardian Angels School brought in storybooks, the result was ten books of the most beautiful books suitable from babies up to ten year old children, We managed to bring two cases full of books out to Kenya so far and the children were amazed with them, second-hand books in Kenya often cost more than a days wages so they really appreciate them.

We are so lucky to count Mary Grady & Caroline Winder from the MTS School of Theatre in Manchester as our supporters, on 1st March 2009 they organised a wonderful Dance Extravaganza and all the proceeds came to The Good Life Orphanage. The hard work and dedication by all these young people who gave up their time to help the less fortunate makes us feel very privileged.

And again Father Jim Clarke and his parishioners from St Anne’s Church in Fairfield, Manchester had the Lenten Friday Soup & Roll Lunches with the proceeds going to The Good Life Orphanage. Every Friday during Lent Father Jim and the ladies in the parish brought their home made soup, scones and cakes into the Parish Centre and for a donation you could have as much as you want. They never cease to amaze us with the amounts they collect for our charity.

 One of the parishioners from Guardian Angels R.C. Church in Bury ran the Wilmslow Half Marathon for us on 29th March, he picked up a calf injury the previous week but still managed to complete the 13 mile course in 2hrs exactly, remembering that Andrew celebrated his 50th Birthday a few months ago (he actually asked for money to be donated to the orphanage instead of presents on that occasion), he finished 2663rd out of 4000. For anyone who does not know Andrew he is wearing No3774 in the photo below.


Then on Sunday 17th May Kevin, Emma, Jill, Adele & Anne all joined Gebrselassie and 33,000 other runners on the 10km Manchester Run. It was a wonderful occasion for the City of Manchester and all money raised by our five runners went directly to The Good Life Orphanage. 


We would be completely lost without this continuing support and just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved.


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