The CLIC Sargent Yummy Mummy Week is the 10th to 18th March 2012. Anyone can join up and do something positive to help children with cancer.
This year, they are asking us to Do Something Yummy and come up with new ways to raise money. Click on the Yummy Mummy Link to join up and request an event pack.
Yummy Mummy is a fundraising campaign run by CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity and for six years, mums in the UK have raised money to support the charity through the year.
Nickie @nickie72 From Typecast blog is one of the 4 Lead Blogggers on this campaign with Clic Sargent. She has set writing prompts to help bloggers join in with promoting the campaign and spreading the word. Visit her blog if you would like to take part.
I have chosen to do a Yummy Post as I do know someone who has had cancer and survived.
My mother is well into her seventies, although she certainly does not look it. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a month after our boys came to stay with us.
It was difficult coping with three toddlers who had no boundaries at the same time as trying to help a mother who then had to go through treatment, surgery and the aftermath – while I tagged along three bundles of mischief. It certainly brightened up the hospital ward.
She fought, and she fought hard. The treatment was tough and the stay in hospital was tough. She also had to contend with arthritis, thyroid disease, sciatica and is a type 1 diabetic.
The boys have been here for 8 years now, so the length of time she has been a survivor for is easy to remember.
It’s been hard going for her, so how difficult is it for a child to cope with? We all need to help with local charities and get involved where we can. I support a local charity with time already, and helping to spread the word about this scheme is an easy ask for me this week.
Nickie would love to see 50 link-ups for her writing prompts this week so please feel free to blog and link up with us on her blog on Thursday.