You may remember, a few weeks ago I wrote a post about sponsoring Fatoumata. I wanted to continue to share our communications, so below is our first letter to Fatoumata, introducing our family. We were given very little space to write on, so it is short and sweet – and it needed to be in simple language, as it has to be translated at the other end. Here it is …
We wanted to write to say hello and let you know how excited we are to be sponsoring you. Our names are Caroline and Rob and we have a 3-year-old son called Jack. We are really looking forward to getting to know you better.
We live in a village in North East England, near an area called Peterborough. Rob works nearby as a lorry driver and I work for a charity. Jack goes to nursery school locally and likes playing with his friends. He loves playing with his toys (especially cars and trucks). He also loves us reading stories to him. We like to spend time as a family, visiting places and doing things like taking Jack swimming. I also really like writing and I enjoy spending time running as well. Rob loves computers and cars. I have included a photo of us all, so you can see what we look like.
What is it like where you live? Do you have lots of friends in your village that you like to play with? We would love to hear all about your family and what you like doing.
We hope you are able to write back and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
Caroline, Rob and Jack