It’s a Sunday afternoon. The rain is beating gently against the kitchen windows, and I’m humming gently to myself as I lightly dust the work surface with flour and begin to roll out the pastry for the homemade pie I’m baking for dinner. Small babies jabber happily at my feet, and a squirrel swings playfully from the strings of my apron.
No? Not seeing it?
That’s because it would NEVER HAPPEN.
However, I am shoving my slummy exterior to one side just for today, to show my support for CLIC Sargent’s Yummy Mummy campaign, raising money to help children and young people living with cancer.
Yummy Mummy Week, which runs from Saturday 10 March to Mother’s Day on Sunday 18 March, is a fun-packed fundraising campaign during which mums do something yummy, whilst spending quality time with their own children, family and friends. Money raised throughout the week will be used by CLIC Sargent to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer and their families.
Actress Patsy Palmer hosted a glamorous tea party for deserving mothers to launch Yummy Mummy week 2012, and was joined by author and celebrity chef Annabel Karmel, laying on elevenses for five mothers whose children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Despite being terribly busy baking and such like, CLIC Sargent have very generously offered me a bundle of Yummy Mummy goodies to give away, including the aforementioned apron, a t-shirt, mug, mirror and trolleycoin keyring. You’ll be the envy of the playground with all that, I can tell you.
To be in with a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post before Mother’s Day, telling me what you intend to do to express your inner yummy mummy. For extra entries you can go and like the Yummy Mummy Week facebook page, or mine come to that, or for super bonus points, why not give CLIC Sargent some of your cash?