November News 2021
Despite the continuing impact of the pandemic, it is wonderful to see kindness and generosity in our community.
Our team continues to be responsive, ensuring tailored practical support during these tumultuous times in addition to creating 177 lockdown care packs for families we support in NSW and VIC. These have been generously funded by you – our supporters.
Key highlights have included another record-breaking Dry July campaign, the 6th Big Mumma’s Italian Feast, Jason’s beard shave, the inaugural Masquerade ball and Mummy’s Wish National Hike events in WA, NT, QLD and VIC. If you are in Brisbane this coming Saturday please consider joining our hike.
A heartfelt thank you to Benita for sharing her sister Annette’s story, whose legacy includes the launch of our National Hike Campaign. Thank you to all of our mums, supporters and volunteers including Suzy, Kelly-Anne, Michelle, Melissa, Carla and the Mummy’s Wish board for your continued commitment to our purpose.
If you have an idea or would like to be part of our purpose to support more mums with cancer, please reach out. We look forward to sharing the new projects and the launch of our Christmas Campaign with you soon.
Angelique and the Mummy’s Wish Team
PRACTICAL SUPPORT FOR MUMS
Impact from January to September 2021
NSW lockdown care packs delivered
Managing your health during treatment while raising a family is difficult at the best of times without lockdowns. Our whole team has carefully curated 77 care packs which are now on their way to our NSW mums!
In 2019, Michelle’s life was full steam ahead. She had just relocated with her daughter to Perth and started a new relationship in mid-2019.
However, in March 2020, her life came to a sudden halt as Michelle faced the devastating news that she had high-grade breast cancer. You can read her story here.
NSW Support Coordinator
Mummy’s Wish is currently seeking a NSW Support Coordinator to join our team.
Reporting directly to the Manager of Mums Support, the primary purpose of the Oncology Mums Support Coordinator is to provide one-on-one support to mums receiving treatment for cancer.
Essential criteria includes a background in Oncology and nursing.
UPCOMING CAMPAIGNS AND EVENTS
Mummy’s Wish GirlsTrek Hike
Based in Brisbane? Why not attend Mummy’s Wish GirlsTrek’s Hike at Mt Coot-Tha? The event will include routes for all fitness levels and ages: a route for fast-paced walkers, medium-paced walkers, slower-paced walkers and very gentle-paced walkers.
GirlsTrek will also lead a warm-up and warm-down, and host a small post-hike gathering with fresh fruit.
When: Saturday 6th November, 6.30am – 9am
Where: Hoop Pine picnic area, Mount Coot-Tha
Cost: $40 per person
Girl’s Trek are voluntarily running this hike to support Mummy’s Wish. Thank you so much! Register now.
Victoria Lockdown Care Packs
The NSW lockdown care packs provided special comfort to our NSW mums and young children when they needed it most, with over $100 of value in each pack.
“I just received mine today, thank you so much. Such a lovely treat to receive in lockdown. My girls are super happy… really made us smile.”
Can you help us send the final lockdown care packs to mums in Victoria? You can donate any amount.
Partner with Mummy’s Wish for your Corporate or Community Christmas events
Are you, or your network, looking for a charity to support this Christmas?
Are you hosting a Christmas event and wanting to donate the funds?
Please consider donating the proceeds to Mummy’s Wish. Every mum wants to make Christmas special for their little ones, but this can be extremely difficult for mums with cancer.
Mummy’s Wish will be hosting a Giving Day in May 2022!
Can you help? Are you a Trust, Foundation or Corporate looking to support a charity that makes a critical difference?
There are 3 exciting projects that can be supported!
Please reach out if you, or your organisation, contact us at email@example.com.
Mummy’s Wish Hike
A huge thank you to June, Benita, Rebecca, Ryleigh, and every supporter who has held a Mummy’s Wish Hike so far to raise over $11,350 and counting.
It is heart-warming to see so many of you taking steps for those lost, those fighting and those in remission against cancer.
Thank you for going Dry in July
Our Dry July results are in. An outstanding 665 participants, including 18
Mummy’s Wish mums and 14 teams, raised a record-breaking $242,589.80 for mums with cancer.
We are in awe! This outstanding result is a testament to the generosity and sacrifice of our Dry July-ers and donors. We look forward to sharing the mums support projects that these funds will provide in the near future!
A special note of appreciation to the Dry July Foundation team for selecting us as a Dry July Beneficiary. It has been fantastic working with you and we are truly grateful.
Big Mumma’s Italian Feast – $55,600
A huge thank you to Mummy’s Wish Ambassador, Carla Haddan of Place Bulimba, who raised $55,600 at her 6th annual BMIF event. There are no words to truly express how grateful we are for your support.
We are so grateful to every prize donor, sponsor and attendee. This fantastic result could not have been achieved without your support.
A special thank you to Tartufo for the delicious Italian feast, Italiquore for their amazing wines, White Label Noba and Samantha Ogilvie for their beautiful fashion previews, and HopgoodGanim Lawyers who generously donated the Gucci handbag for the Gucci draw.
Thank you also to Kelly-Anne, Megan, Suzy and Rachel for generously volunteering their time on the day.
Sunshine Coast Lightning – $8,120
When Jason’s wife asked him to shave his beard, he agreed, but only if the price was right. It was a bittersweet day for Jason, who said goodbye to his beard (but not without raising an incredible $8120) at the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s post-season event.
Thank you Jason! Your generosity and kindness will help us support more mums on the Sunshine Coast, for which we are so grateful.
North-East Baptist Church – $4,350
One of our favourite fundraising events, North-East Baptist Church’s High Tea, returned for 2021. With over 150 attendees, the event was a great opportunity for our CEO to spread the word about Mummy’s Wish.
The high tea featured delicious food, tea and great company, all to practically support to mums with cancer. After all, a mum with cancer is still a mum.
Thank you for your ongoing support NEB Church, we really appreciate it.
WA Inaugural Masquerade Ball – $2,000
Congratulations to Mummy’s Wish Mum, Michelle, who hosted a spectacular night in disguise at the WA Inaugural Masquerade Ball.
The night featured amazing food, drinks, and entertainment. A fantastic raffle and auction was also held with some amazing prizes generously donated by local businesses. All funds raised will go directly to Camp Quality and Mummy’s Wish.
“The beautiful fundraising event we did for the Masquerade Ball was a HUGE success! We had the most amazing night celebrating.”
Thank you Michelle, we are truly touched and you did a fantastic job!
Recover Wellbeing – $150
Thank you to pilates and holistic health studio, Recover Wellbeing, who kindly hosted a raffle at their Gold Coast opening for Mummy’s Wish.
Chermside Kedron Community Church – $110
The Chermside Kedron Community Church has generously donated the proceeds from their recent craft day stall to help mums with cancer. Thank you!
Nat and friends – $3,469
Thank you to Nat, who held a Facebook fundraiser on behalf of her beautiful friend Brooke. Brooke was a kind, patient and loving kindergarten teacher, friend and wife. Sadly, Brooke died from bowel cancer a few days after giving birth to baby Max, who also passed.
Our thoughts are with Nat and Brooke’s family and friends.
Melissa – $440
Thanks to Mummy’s Wish Mum, Melissa, who gave back by choosing Mummy’s wish as her birthday charity on Facebook.
Have you held a Facebook fundraiser for Mummy’s Wish? Let us know or plan yours today.
TRUSTS AND CORPORATIONS
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust – $4,000
Thank you to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust for your ongoing support of Mummy’s Wish. This grant will allow us to provide care packs to mums with cancer in the Brisbane City Council area.
Thank you also to Nina Schrinner, for continuing to recognise and support Mummy’s Wish as Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust.