Community support is something we at the Manly Warringah Waratahs feel extremely strongly about. We support multiple charities but are especially proud of the support provided to Club Legend Mike Pawley’s “Happy Days” Charity. Happy Days aims to create awareness of the poverty affecting schooling in Cambodia and to provide aid to impoverished children, striving for an education in very difficult circumstances.
We have had various players visit Cambodia and get involved with the Happy Days program, including Tim Cruickshank, Isaiah Vumbaca and Adam Crosthwaite. We have also organised various fund raising days across our T20 matches at Manly Oval and other ventures. The direct result of this support has been that Happy Days has been able to directly fund a high school scholarship program in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Mike Pawley was extremely proud of the support and thanked the Manly Warringah Cricket community for their involvement.
“15 excited, proud Cambodian girls from a village of poverty are now living in a house in Siem Reap. As you can see in the above photo, they are proudly displaying their new uniforms, books, and even shoes ready for their first day of the new year at Hun Sen high school.
“There are 10 students in year 11, 5 in year 10 from our scholarship and their smiles all say thank you, thankyou, thank you to everyone at Manly Cricket for their direct help.
“Their parents live on $2 a day and are very sad to lose their daughters for a few years. They live in the hope their daughters will get good jobs, escape poverty and one day be able to fund the whole families life.”
Mike is again looking for help for such a great cause, if you or any family or friends would like to make a change and get involved through visiting or donating, please get in touch and support a great cause at http://www.happydayscambodianvillageschoolinc.org.au/contact-us