By Jackie McKenna
During our visit to the GLO in March 2014, we posted regular updates on Facebook, to share our experience with our friends and family back home. Our experience touched the hearts of many, and in particular, our 7 year old great-niece Millie McKenna, who attends St Mary’s school in Levenshulme, Manchester. Upon reviewing our photos and videos on line, Millie was reduced to tears, and set on a mission to raise money to help the GLO.
By November 2014, she had saved £80 all by herself. She spoke about the GLO in school at assembly to raise awareness, and in March 2015, Millie & her older sister Caitlin, who’s 13 and attends Barlow RC High School in Didsbury, Manchester, raised a further £14.37 after hosting a cake bake sale at St Mary’s Church Hall.
They came to visit us in May this year, with suitcases full of old clothes, boxes full of books and DVD’s, and fistfuls of money (which included lots of change from Daddy’s pocket!) all of which was donated to the GLO.
It is amazing to see that we can touch the hearts of children as young as 7, who feel so compelled to help the little orphans at the GLO. Millie and Caitlin are a credit to their parents Kerry & Damien McKenna, and we hope that they continue their good work. Well done both of you, and thank you so much xx