I have been asked to be one of the head mums for the latest Clic Sargent Yummy Mummy campaign and I have to say that it is a complete honour. I know that many of us have been affected by Cancer and some of us have also been witness to childhood Cancer too.
Clic Sargent is the UK’s leading children’s Cancer charity and works tirelessly to provide support to families at a time when it is needed the most. Please take a look at their website to read more about the fantastic work that they do.
Each day, 10 families will be told that their child has Cancer. I simply cannot imagine the fear and terror that this can bring, but I have witnessed it in others families. As a child myself, I grew up with the knowledge that my cousin was poorly with Leukaemia. I grew up knowing that he would not. He died on his 21st birthday. As an adult, childhood Cancer has also affected me, with a child I know suffering also from Leukaemia. This child is now, thankfully, in recovery and continues to thrive at school and at home. I know that his family and especially his parents relied heavily on charities such as Clic Sargent to provide them with support and guidance through the darkest of days.
Yummy Mummy week is your chance to help. By taking part in the fundraising week, you can make a real difference to the lives of many children and their families. Popular events include hosting coffee mornings, bake sales or even sponsored swims. There is loads of information here to hep you get creative and raise money at the same time.
If hosting a fundraising event is not your thing, or time is an issue (after all, we’re all busy) there is a shop on the campaign’s website where you can purchase small gifts. It’s really easy to get involved.
As part of the team of ‘head mums’ I will be taking part in a writing prompt each week to help raise awareness of the campaign. The writing prompts will be detailed over on Nickie’s blog, I am Typecast. Take a look at her additional tips for how you can get involved this year. In particular, do as Nickie says: Do the social media shout out on your Twitter account using the #dosomethingyummyhashtag or share blog posts about it on Facebook. The more people we can get involved, the better!