Hannah shares her toys

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end

Scott Adams

Hannah shares her toys

Whilst carrying out asbestos removal works at Christchurch and Deva, the site team encountered a number of properties used by First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) asylum team to house displaced families. One family in particular tugged at the heart strings of Resident Liaison Officer, Louise Langford.

Weedad had arrived in England only six weeks earlier with her two lovely little girls and nothing else but the clothes they had when they fled from the Sudan. Weedad was very shy and could speak little to no English.  Having had a few visits from Louise, she had built up a degree of trust and would call over to the site office asking for help with letters she had received.

In order to carry out the asbestos removal works, Weedan and her daughters had to leave their home and spend the day at the respite facility provided by FCHO. When the family arrived, it became apparent that the little girls had only a ball to play with and no other toys. So resident liaison officer Louise got on the phone to her niece Hannah, to see if she fancied sorting some of her old toys out.  Hannah thought it would be nice to have a sort and to donate her toys to someone who might enjoy them as much as she had.

Hannah was so keen to help that she even brought them across herself one night after school and spent some time making friends and playing with the girls.