Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nappy Challenge for Warm Bots!

I don't think we can imagine much worse?
Cold wet and sore bottoms on top of many other problems and hardships.......

We are taking lots of Sudocrem on our trip in February along with other meds for babies and children in orphanages. 

But we also need to raise funds for Pampers ( or other high quality nappies) to help keep the older children dry. Their Foster mothers already do a wonderful job  of providing 24/7 love, support and care for these precious children. They value the Pampers Nappies you provide so much that they try to make them last longer by inserting the cheaper versions inside to be removed when dirty , lengthening the life of the Pampers to keep their children dry!

We have funds for Nappies for      :-
                    January- Christmas Donations
February- Anne
March - Anne
April - Anne
May- Jean
June- Gill
July - Lee, Goggs and Iain
August- Sharyn & Amy

September - Mary Russell School
October - Alison
November- Vince, Lesley & Dalry Primary School
December - Desheng Families

Thank you ALL so much!!!!!!!
We did it!!!!!!!!

We are contacting Pampers in China to see if they can help, 
and Pampers giving here in the UK to make our money go as far as possible.
Any size contributions are wonderful to make up the £50 for each month.

                                           Helen making our purchases and delivery China style!

 Our children and foster mothers going home delighted with their Pampers!!

Happy Customers :-)

Thank you so much!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Hope for the New Year of the Dragon 2012

The Year of the Dragon is one that brings Happiness and good Fortune.
It is one of the most positive and strongest of all the 12 Signs.
 It is considered a favourable year for new ventures......

We move into the New Year of the Dragon with great Hope for our special children, 
and the mothers fighting against the odds to keep and help their children with special needs.

Helen has been working hard visiting the mothers fostering our New Hope children,

bringing them extra support,

encouraging them in the therapy which is so hard to do, but so beneficial for the children,

 providing pampers nappies so that the children can remain dry and comfortable for longer.

And with your help we can provide a small subsidy for the mothers who work above and beyond,
 24/7 for these children

provide specialist chairs and equipment to help make their life just a little easier

Warm clothes to help keep inactive kids cosy in the chilly winter months

Aren't these smiles just precious?
               Our Linda, here with her new foster family, settling in well and with her new cozy clothes!

We also have 4 new families who need our help to be able to keep their children with Cerebral Palsy in their own homes and have the means to help them and have hope for the future.

                                             In this New Year of the Dragon, we need :-

  • £50 a month to help provide Pampers nappies for all the children-so anyone could sponsor one month.
  • £10 a month for each foster mother to provide a Subsidy to help encourage foster mothers in their demanding role- anyone can sponsor just one month for one mother and help to make this possible.
If you can help us to do this, you can make a donation on the Donate Paypal Button 
and mark it for Nappies or  Subsidy. 

Every little helps to make a difference for these children!

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Xie Xie Ni 


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Old Friend Noodles in Nanning

                          At last...
we can move into the 2011 Adventures in China!!!!!!!

This year's trip was once again special for many reasons.......
it was one of these events seemingly organised "from above" 
and was once again so important at many different levels. 
And so after a lot of amazing co-incidences, on October 5th,  
I set off for China with my Old Friend (known hereafter as Lady A) 
to work with the children of Guangxi!

Anyone who knows Lady A and wonders about the title, just needs to ask me privately about Pilots, I-pods, Tea Shops..and so much more :-)

After telling Lady A that all she needed were cropped trousers & T-shirts, we arrived to torrential rain and cold weather!!!!!!!!
Never have I experienced that in October???
My credibiity was gone!

                                   After settling into our "home" at the Majestic, we were ready to seek out food.
For those who know the area, we were disappointed to find that Food Street ( the wonderful restaurant where you could order ANYTHING Chinese was gone. )
Lady A was unimpressed , having been assured that there was wonderful food available on our doorstep...
my credibility took a further dive........
                                     We set off in the rain to see what we could find at this time.....

                                                   Nanning was very different in torrential rain!

                             Matthew by now in the bright pink to prevent being soaked to the skin!

However, the day was about to be saved as we came to a little Noodle shop tucked away in a quiet street.
We dripped to our table and sat down to share the specially ordered
Old Friend Noodles
The noodles have a history of a century. 
It is storied that there was a father who drunk tea in Zhou’s Teahouse everyday. 
Once, he missed due to a cold, the boss of Zhou’s Teahouse cooked a bowl of noodles with spicy ground garlic, lobster sauce, chili, sour bamboo shoot, ground beef and pepper for him. 
The father had a sweat and got his illness released after eating the noodles. 
Thus, the noodles gain the name (Old Friend Noodles).

It was very fitting after a friendship of many many years, and a journey of many, many miles to sit down in Nanning and share Old Friend Noodles together

                     Good humour restored, we set off into the rain again to seek out shops!!!!!!!!
                                                              It had got even wetter!!!!!
                                                   Our star buy was this wonderful Umbrella!

                                  PS It was not raining in Walmart!!! We just wanted to try it out :-)

                So we had arrived, survived the long flights, the crazy rain, 
and were ready to start our work the next day!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Medicines for Orphanages

                                                 Babies in orphanages in China need our help!

Nannies do their best to care for rooms full of babies with very limited supplies and medicines. But with the best will in the world, babies are left with sore bottoms from dirty nappies which cannot be changed on demand. When Grace-Hope staff take the donated meds to orphanages, they are all delighted to have Sudocrem which really works to keep these little bots clean and free from sores and rash!

                Medicines which can make a big difference to the care these babies receive are:-
 pain relief for babies/olderchildren, 
Sudocrem medicated nappy cream), 
liquid vitamins for babies, 
meds for diarrohea, 
ear infections,
 colds& coughs......

           I will be able to fill my suitcase this trip as it is short and I am not taking the usual gifts etc for the girls
 Xiao Xiao will be able to translate all the dosage instructions so they can be safely used to help the babies and children in the orphanages

We all know how heartbreaking it is to watch our children when they are ill, and how we take for granted instant medication to bring down fever, relieve pain, congestion etc......

Please help us to make this possible for the most vulnerable who do not have that comfort.

                                                            If you would like to help......

                                 You could buy a few extras on your shopping trips and pop them into me at home, or church, or school
You could have a collection at your own church, workplace
      or you can donate on the Paypal button & mark it for Medicines
                   and I can buy what we still need before I go.....................

Thank you so much for any help to change these little lives.