NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2011
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND LOOK FORWARD TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
LET’S START WITH THE GOOD NEWS FIRST.......
WELCOME GEDE & SLAMET
A couple of months ago 2 children came into our lives both of whom have been working on the streets of Bali & of course not attending school. We would finally like to welcome Gede & Slamet to their new home.
This hasn't been an easy time for the boys ( or for us ) as they have never experienced the warmth of a family home and all they have known is life on the streets.
To be very honest we all thought this was not going to work in the beginning the boys wanted to be back on the streets and very scared at the prospect of maybe going to school. A corner has been turned and they are settling down and will have a teacher coming to the home to slowly bring them into the wonderful world of knowledge.
We look forward to sharing with them the joy of Christmas and we hope 2012 will bring them happiness & more than anything the chance to be children.
WE SAY OUR FAREWELLS
We all had to say goodbye to the twins as you know them "Miracle & Marlon".
This has been a very difficult time for everyone especially for our loving staff & children who have given their hearts to these little boys.
Their mother has taken them to Kalimantan and we can only pray now that she truly is healthy & able to give them a decent life.
We tried in vain for her to give things a little longer but sadly she wouldn't listen.
Our love to these little boys who have blossomed in the past couple of years.
You will stay in our hearts forever.
We are very lucky to have some fabulous people coming to stay and spend many hours with the children spending time reading, playing and just becoming their friends.
We are so grateful for this additional support and can never thank you all enough for the love you give to our children.
These are some great photos from recent volunteers
‘Their smiles will light up your life, just like they lit up mine ♥ I encourage anyone with spare time to volunteer here, it was an experience of a lifetime!’
Kimberley Davis – Volunteer 2011
for those of you who have not seen our video please see us on You Tube.
A Fundraising Event will be held in Perth on March 23rd 2012 at the at the Hillarys Yacht Club.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Event is proudly sponsored by Travel Money Group & Jetset Travel Hillarys and should be a fun night for everyone and at the same time raise money for the Children.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Tash who is such a great friend to all of us at Jodie O'Shea.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS
There are so many loving, caring people out there who have a place in their hearts for the Jodie O'Shea children.
You all know who you are and we can never thank you enough.
May we take this opportunity to wish everyone health & happiness for Christmas & the coming year.
Lots of love
Alison & Yanto
"May we continue to bring light into the lives of our children"