Back in 2007 I visited Kenya with Helie for an amazing holiday but while there I noticed so many children that needed help. I came back saying to myself I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to help. So I did some google research and found an amazing lady called Sue Hayward who was helping many children in Watamu. Kenya with education and now with a Happy House, orphanage. So I contacted Sue and said I wanted to help not only by raising money but using my creative skills. I updated the website, made a video took some photos and visited Kenya again to see Sue and her husband Dave and was even more blown away by their passion and commitment to improve the lives of the children. This couple are amazing and pleased to call them friends. It was pleasing to see all the money goes towards the children, their care and importantly their education. Sue has an amazing team here in UK and in Kenya and has a great friend and supporter Elizabeth Gomm who does and excellent blog and so much more for the charity. In the time I have known Sue I have seen a Happy House be build for the orphans and I have become a trustee.
To help raise funds I have devoted some of my cf10ten ltd time this year to take photos at weddings and other events along with a few video and joomla website favours in return for a donation to the Children of Watamu charity. This money has gone towards sponsoring Harrison, his sister Slama and brother Ushindi along with thier farm project which we hope to link to our farm project.... more on that next year. So a big thank-you to all who have donated, enjoyed my work and I look forward raising more money and awareness next year.