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I Did Something Yummy for CLIC Sargent

Well, this weekend was my Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning in aid of CLIC Sargent (the children’s cancer charity). I’d spent 3 weeks arranging the event after I’d seen the campaign advertised in a magazine.

I canvassed lots of people I knew and invited them along and managed to get a host of fantastic prizes for a raffle, including a fabulous art set from Muralart, Jamie @ Home, Partylite, Avon and Phoenix Cards prizes, as well as a baby sign language voucher and spray tan voucher.

We had a truly gorgeous day for it so were able to open up into the garden, thank god as I had gone a little overboard on the numbers I’d invited! My fab neighbour lent me chairs for both inside and outside and I set up the swing and slide for any little people attending.

Inside I had areas set up for a Partylite candle pool with a percentage of the takings going to CLIC Sargent as they are their nominated charity, a Phoenix Cards box for people to purchase cards from (again with a percentage donated to the charity) and a Jamie @ Home stall not to mention the fab cake stall! I’d asked everyone to bring cakes and boy did they bring cakes!!!! In fact I still have cakes left! Lots of cakes!!!!

Unfortunately in the run up to the event a few people contacted me to say they weren’t able to come for a variety of reasons, which meant numbers attending did drop somewhat (I don’t know if that was a blessing for the space I have or disappointing that we could have possibly made even more money), however the support from those that were able to come, or couldn’t come but still supplied cakes or donated money in advance was fantastic and we raised an amazing £150!

I am thrilled to be able to send the money across to CLIC Sargent, knowing that it will make a significant difference to many little lives. It only takes £20 to supply a play specialist, who through the use of toys helps children undergoing treatment understand what is happening and will happen to them, so our £150 will be able to help put quite a few children’s minds at ease in what must be a very scary time in their lives and that means a lot to me knowing that we have been able to do that!

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that got involved! Having been involved this year I am sure I will sign up again next year to Do Something Yummy

If you did something yummy too why not share it with us and hopefully we can encourage more people to sign up next year!?

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Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning

The stage is set, bring on the yummy mummy’s for the CLIC Sargent Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning as part of Yummy Mummy Week. #dosomethingyummy

Yummy Mummy Week  takes place 10-18th March 2012. Yummy Mummy and is a week long fundraising event where mums are being asked to get together with friends and family and ‘do something yummy’ for CLIC Sargent.Tomorrow I am hosting a coffee morning for this amazing cause and hoping to raise lots of money!

CLIC Sargent provide invaluable support to children with cancer and their families.

No matter how much raised all monies help make a difference to people who are going through a very very difficult time in their lives.

£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a young person undergoing treatment by using toys and photo’s to explain what will happen.

£400 could pay for a family to stay at a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for a fortnight, so they can stay together near the hospital during treatment.

I’ve raised money for various causes over the years including Tommy’s baby charity and Marie Curie Cancer Care and like knowing that I am making a difference and helping others. I hope to regularly take part in CLIC Sargent’s Yummy Mummy Week and make it bigger and better each time!

I’ll report back on how we get on but in the meantime why not check out more information about CLIC Sargent and how you can help support them.

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Be a Yummy Mummy and Raise Money…

I love doing my bit for charity so when I saw that the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent are calling on all Yummy Mummies out there to get together and hold a Yummy Mummy coffee morning to raise money for the charity I couldn’t resist.

The charity are asking mummies to hold events, no matter how big or small between 10th and 18th March so I am opening my doors to my lovely mummy friends and hosting a coffee morning of my own. I am really looking forward to it and will of course be writing a post event update!

At present however I am calling to all the other mummies out there to jump on board and host your own event to help raise money for this fantastic cause!

Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all round care and support. That’s because they’re there every step of the way:

During treatment – providing specialist nurses, play specialists, Homes from Home

In hospital & at home – offering specialist social care and support in the community – services for young people, holidays, grants

After treatment – helping survivors, supporting those bereaved

I was shocked to hear that every day 10 families receive that news, it must be heartbreaking to receive such news and I can’t even begin to imagine how I would feel or cope. However to read that 8 out of 10 children now survive cancer and that charities like CLIC Sargent are out there offers some form of reassurance that work is being done and people have someone to turn to.

However without support charities like this can’t continue to provide the services they do. If between 10th and 18th March you can take a couple of hours of your time to bake some cakes, put the kettle on and have your friends round or set up a stall at work and raise even a small amount, you will be making a huge difference to those who need it most!

Links:

Yummy Mummy Week launch

Yummy Mummy Week Event Information

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