Some of the girls at Gentle Hands have had the opportunity to take ballet lessons, I was very happy to hear this as I am a dancer myself and I am glad that they can feel the freedom and happiness that you feel within when dancing. I showed them one of my dances I had been working on and I was so very happy to see the smiles on their faces, because I dance to bring people, including me, happiness.
A few months later when I was home in Australia, mum showed me a Facebook post of how three young children from Gentle Hands Orphanage needed immediate surgeries. As soon as I saw this post I wanted to take immediate action. I told the others who went to the Philippines with me and together with the help of our principal, we set a date to have a casual clothes day with all donations going to support the children's surgeries.
On the casual clothes day, we managed to raise a total of $1124.00 for those three kids. It is an unbelievable and sensational feeling to know that you have helped save not one but three people's precious lives. So please help donate old clothes, blankets, toys, etc to Gentle Hands Orphanage, or even experience what I did and visit there and give the kids some company, as they didn't deserve to be abandoned by their parents as they are some of the most amazing kids you'll ever meet. I am so very grateful for the experience I had in the Philippines and Gentle Hands with my friends and I hope to go back there soon!
Erin Toomey, Age 11. Melbourne, Australia.
Hello I am Sam and I am one of the 5 students that went to the Philippines and we heard about the news that 3 children needed immediate surgery and we could not just let this news go past without doing something. So, we decided to act and we put a school fundraiser on and you had to dress up in free dress. We raised a total over $1000 for Gentle Hands Orphanage. I hope this money can give these kids the surgery that they need.
Sam Tyrrell, Age 12. Melbourne, Australia.