I AM writing to ask your readers to lend their support to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, by getting behind Yummy Mummy Week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18, (Mother’s Day).
The week is all about mums doing something yummy by hosting their own fundraising events and spending quality time with their children, family and friends.
All the money raised will help CLIC Sargent continue to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer.
EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, who launched Yummy Mummy 2012 by hosting her own tea party for three mothers whose children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, is a patron of CLIC Sargent and has seen first hand the charity’s wonderful work supporting young cancer patients, and their families, at a very difficult time in their lives.
She is lending her support as it’s a great way for mums to get together, do something yummy and have a great time in aid of a great cause!
There are lots of ways you can support Yummy Mummy Week so why not organise your own fundraiser such as an afternoon tea, a pamper night or sponsored buggy push in the park?
Last year mums in the north east pulled out all the stops as part of Yummy Mummy Week.
Fundraising events ranged from pyjama parties at nurseries to coffee mornings helping to raise almost £1,500.
That money could, for example, be enough to pay for a CLIC Sargent youth development worker for two weeks.
They help young people maintain a sense of normality, acting as a link with school, college and work.
They also plan activities to build young people’s confidence and help them live life to the full.
What could be better than spending some quality time with friends and family while raising money for families affected by childhood cancer at the same time?
Getting involved is easy, just visit www.yummymummy.org.uk or call 08451 206658 to register for your fundraising pack.
Area Fundraising Manager North