Family hope to raise smiles and money for local charity

Sprinkle of Smiles raises cash for You Raise me Up SUS-151126-142125001
Sprinkle of Smiles raises cash for You Raise me Up SUS-151126-142125001

An Eastbourne family who went through a difficult time are aiming to help others smile and raise money for charity.

Nikki Wright and her family found themselves blown off course by an unexpected disaster last year.

They had support from their friends and family, but couldn’t find help from anyone qualified to deal with their problem.

Eventually the family found a way out by helping others in trouble. Nikki has set up A Sprinkle of Smiles which sends bags out bags of games and jokes to people who need a lift. They donate money to Eastbourne charity You Raise Me Up with every sale.

Nikki said, “I was really up against it.

“Our happy lives had been turned upside down by a terrible nightmare which just would not go away.

“One day, a package turned up. It was from my sister.

“Inside I found lots of small parcels, with a letter asking me to open one each day.

“Each morning, I played the game, and we all smiled, even laughed.

“It didn’t take away the hurt, but it gave them a lift, and when the photos went on Facebook, all their friends smiled too. And those smiles proved to be very contagious.”

Nikki made up her mind to help others to smile again, and Sprinkle Of Smiles was born.

As well as helping people smile, Nikki decided to give something back and chose You Raise Me Up.

The charity was founded by Fraser and Jane Brooks in June 2011 following the sudden loss of their daughter Megan. The charity’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support families that have suffered the loss of an adult child between the age of 16 and 25 and to be able to provide compassion and support.

Nikki added, “So now, every time a bag leaves Sprinkle Of Smiles HQ on its way to help somebody smile again, a donation will go to You Raise Me Up.

“Sprinkle of Smiles, more fun than flowers.

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