Onwards and upwards…

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At the very same time as the awful news laid out in our last post, we were also celebrating the grand opening of our new space at Cobblestone Walk – life is strange sometimes.

So one year on from when we arrived in our little corner of Steyning, we have EXPANDED!!! We are now in a proper little shop just a few doors down.

Tracey in the new shop!

Our opening was in two parts – we had a ‘press day’ and got heavily interviewed by the publishers of the West Sussex County Times (see their story and a little video they shot here… Steyning shop helps Indian slums) and Etc Magazine and then we officially opened for business on the Saturday when Tracey and I dressed up in our finest Indian glad-rags and handed out Indian sweets to all and sundry. We had a fabulous couple of days with lots of visitors, old and new, in perfect weather.

Inside with friends

And we didn’t do it alone! Hayley Simmons (daughter of Wendie who runs The Faerie Cottage next door) and her friend Charlotte Atkin (with the not inconsequential help of Hayley’s brother Max!) ran a tombola – and managed to raise enough to put an Indian child through school for a year. Huge thanks and doffing of caps to all three of you for a superb effort!

Tombola at the Faerie Cottage
 

2 Responses to “Onwards and upwards…”

  1. Jane says, July 18th, 2013 at 05:37

    yeeehaaa – onwards and upwards Helping Hands – what a wonderful job you do!Can’t wait to see new shop!

  2. Parvez says, August 18th, 2013 at 04:58

    Hi Helen,
    Greetings!
    Just saw all your blogs and efforts you are doing for education of the children in Goa and South India.
    I will try my best to cooperate you as much as i can 🙂
    All the best!
    may God bless you!
    Parvez

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