Sunday, 6 March 2016

Something we can all do for Mother's Day


Mother's Day is upon us in the UK, and while I have happily accepted my share of pasta necklaces, hand-made cards and flowers over the years, these days I'm grateful for a day without doing any washing and endless cups of tea made on demand. There is nothing I 'need'. 
Pre-Christmas, the kids are encouraged to have a sort out and donate as much of their outgrown clothing/toys to Refuge. In the same spirit, pre-Mother's Day, I try and do something (in my own very small way) for women around the world who wish they had the problem of too much washing and a happily noisy household. 


For as little as £6.00 you can make a donation to UNICEF to directly target women and their families in need.

This year I bought vaccines for children in Africa and paid for a baby to be born, if you have a few quid spare and would be interested in doing something similar, all the information you need is right here: UNICEF/Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day



11 comments:

  1. Done. I've paid to feed a starving child for a month which cost less than a bottle of Liquid Gold. That makes me feel rather ashamed. I will hug my kids extra tight tomorrow morning. Thank you for the nudge. Happy Mothers Day.

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  2. Caroline, this is clutch. You made me tear up a bit and I feel a bit foolish. There ARE many mothers who would love lots of washing up to do in a busy, stable household. It is so great that we can complain about that because it means we can feed our children and we have a roof over our heads (and washing up liquid to clean with).

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  3. Thank you Caroline.
    Donation made. I've been without my Mum for the last 18 Mothers Days and it never gets any easier. this is something she would have donated to (and probably been knitting baby clothes for, for sending off). Thank you for the nudge and letting me be able to do something in her memory that I know she'd be proud of. Xx

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  4. As usual Caroline, I like your style! Wonderful idea on this day

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  5. Now that is the kind of Mothers Day present I can get on board with.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  6. Thank you Caroline, for the reminder of how lucky we are. Donated..

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  7. Excellent - am on it! Wonderful lady and wonderful human and wonderful mum - cheers Caz, you are like a friend I'll never meet! x

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  8. Thank you Caroline. After a lovely roast dinner at the pub, table tennis, plants versus zombies and baking cup cakes with my daughter... I have had a wonderful day; I'm an incredibly lucky mummy. So have just donated to help deliver a baby and 100 polio vaccines. xxxxxx

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  9. Thanks for the idea Caroline, I bought my mum the Mother's Day Emergency pack which she was so pleased with. Hopefully it will help a mum with less help her own children. The pack also contained pencils and paper for the children which is amazing!

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  10. Caroline you are a smart beautiful human! Happy Mother's Day!

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  11. That's a lovely gesture. I want to do this too.

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