A well-deserved gift this Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is the only day to officially acknowledge and celebrate the amazing Mams in our community but sadly many go without recognition.  Circumstances do not always allow for buying a Mother’s Day gift, particularly when on a low income or living in poverty, living alone with little or no support networks and Mams who have been raising their children alone. Our Mother’s Day campaign helped to bring a smile to the face of local Mams as we gave a little gift for this special day.

We put forward Mam's who would be very unlikely to receive a gift, many are single Mams with either no family or with family who cannot afford to buy a gift. We did not tell them we had made a referral so we could surprise them. They were over the moon when we delivered them, many had tears as it was the first gift they had ever received for Mother's Day.
- Social Worker, Together for Children

With the support of our community, an incredible 142 pamper packs were distributed by our referral partners in time for Mother’s Day.  This sends a message to all Mams that they are deserving and their community cares about them.  With heightened financial worries, job losses, increased isolation, home schooling pushing parents to their limits, new Mam’s missing out on baby groups and meeting other parents,  these pamper packs have been the perfect way to give Mam’s a little boost and remind them of the importance of self-care.  

I just want to say thank you for my Mother's Day pamper pack I received. It is lovely and such a kind and thoughtful gift, my little girl was so pleased Mam got a present. We are looking forward to a pamper night this weekend.

Thank you to you all for the fabulous Mother's Day packs. It is such a lovely idea and the Mam's I delivered too were so grateful. It has been a much-needed lift for them and for many it is the first gift they have received.
-Health Visitor

I had my little boy during lockdown and have missed out on so much. Many of my family and friends have not met him yet and I've been unable to go to any baby classes or meet other Mams. It is very lonely and isolating at times and I thought I would miss out on Mother's Day because I cant justify spending money on a gift for myself. Receiving this gift has meant the world to me, I cried when my support worker delivered it to me. Thank you for making my first Mother's Day special.

We are extremely grateful for the support of our community for their amazing donations which helped us create these packs.  Thank you to everyone who sent products in the post, ordered from our Amazon Wishlist and contributed funds to our appeal .  Thank you to Siblings Nursery for putting a collection box in their entrance and encouraged parents to donate products to be used in our packs.

We give a special thank you to our referral partners for looking after the Mam’s on their caseload and making sure they are not without the acknowledgement they deserve.  They have kindly taken time out of their busy work day to help put a smile on their face and distribute the packs in time for Mother’s Day. 

We also need to thank our lovely team for preparing the packs, coordinating collections and making every pack special for Mam’s to receive.

We wish all Mam’s a very happy Mother’s Day and we hope you have the calm and relaxing day you deserve.

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