Happy Birthday Mum, thank you

Well after calling my last post Look how far we’ve come only a week ago, it feels like time to say that all over again. Peterhead came out in force for the Buttery Morning and raised a massive £1,140 which St Mary’s Church then topped up with a second collection taking our grand total up to £9,800.

As some of you may know, it was reading Half the Sky which planted a seed for supporting girls education in the developing world. When Paula and Dad asked me what I wanted for my 30th birthday last year, that seed grew into a “is this really a good idea” sized tree!

When reading the book, mum was never far from my mind. She and my dad brought us up to believe we could do anything, we were surrounded by a secure and loving family. Thinking that there are girls around the world today who don’t have that security or support from their family breaks my heart. How could a human life be worth so little that it could be sold, used and abused instead of nurtured and protected.

Usually, when we think about the injustices of the world it seems like the little we can do won’t change anything. I don’t like feeling helpless, and I certainly don’t deal well with people saying I can’t achieve something… So, when my wonderful friends and family who also love and miss my mum agreed to help me take action, it was one of the happiest moments of my life. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like to open those school doors for the first time and see The Janie Evans School over the gate. My greatest wish is to be able to pass on the love and support we received to every other child that walks through those doors and with innnocent enthusiasm, wants to change the world.

If you would like to help us or have a few pennies to donate, please visit our JustGiving page. Pass the word around and know that every penny you donate is going directly to change the lives of children. Every penny will have an impact, just like being Janie’s girls had an impact on us.

Thank you mum for touching our lives and making us want to make a difference. The difference for us was having you.Happy birthday mum xxxx

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