Friday, June 22, 2012

A sad day for Harri and for us all

We are experiencing one of the saddest days since Harri got sick in 2001. Our family pet of 15 & 1/2 years, Minya, gave up the will to live today. Minya has been the family dog from before Harri was born, and she has been a companion for Harri all his life.

As she got older and was unable to keep up with Jae and Bailey, she would be found not far from Harri's side. Sneaking in a big lick to his face when ever no one was looking. We spent time today reminiscing and telling funny stories from her life with us. She will be sorely missed and equally hard to replace. A gentle, kind hearted dog.

Minyaiel "Minya" 18/12/1996 - 22/06/2012

Harri and Minya in 2001 in Mt Isa. Even then inseparable.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our special vehicle arrives

We have been searching for this special vehicle for over 12 months and almost 3 months ago we bid and won it at auction in Japan. Since then it has been freighted, shipped, inspected, transported, certified and now delivered. Having been a part of these processes has helped keep the overall cost of the car down to around $20,000. As the photos will show the special seat for Harri, making it easier to get in and out of the car.
Harri finishes his school term this week, so we hope to have some regular posts / updates over the 2 weeks of holidays. Regards Matt

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

PCRG 10 for 10 fundraising appeal

The Pat Carroll Running Group have chosen Harri's HOPE Inc as their focus for fundraising, leading up to the Gold Coast Marathon events. This is now only 3 weeks away. I like the aim of their campaign, a lot of small donation will add up to something big. This is the first official fundraising for our new charity.

If you are in a position to sponsor a participant, follow the this link to the Everyday Hero / Pat Carroll team page.

If you feel you are able to help some more and can ask some of your friends to sponsor you ( you don't have to do the run or be a member of Pat Carroll Running Group), follow this link to the PCRG "dig deep for Harri" page, there you will find some vital information before being directed to the Everyday Hero page.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A helping hand for Harri

Last week Harri and I attended a morning tea in the city. Over a year ago, some lovely people organised their work place snack trolley profits to be donated to Harri's HOPE Inc. Last Tuesday was a celebration of their achievements and a chance to raise more funds through a multi draw raffle. With a lot of really worthwhile causes out there to support, we are humbled that we have been selected as the focus for this group. In times like our current economic climate, here is a example of how the business end of town can make a real difference at the grass roots of community charities. Well done Michelle and crew.