Bereaved mum and three youngsters from Hoylake remember their dad with new #MakeforMum event
Angela Robbins-Flowers (pictured), mother of five from Hoylake, will be taking time out this Mother’s Day to take part in a new initiative by Child Bereavement UK called #MakeforMum
In April 2012 Angela was 35 weeks pregnant with her youngest child Jack when her husband Sean was killed in a road traffic collision. At the time her eldest daughter, Harriet, was 5 years old and her youngest daughter, Charlotte, was just 20 months old. Jack was born six days after his dad died.
As a grieving wife and mum of three bereaved young children, the demands on her were immense. Angela said:
‘Finding our way through the grief and shock was indescribably hard. Without the support and knowledge of organisations such as Child Bereavement UK, our journey would have been even more difficult. When you are in the depths of grief and despair it’s difficult to know what’s right so it’s incredibly reassuring to be able to turn to experts and get that much needed support.’
In 2016 Angela remarried; her new husband Mark is also a widower and Angela is now step mother to Luka and Mateo. As a family of seven they will be hosting a children’s craft party at home for #MakeforMum and helping to raise funds and awareness for Child Bereavement UK, a charity close to their hearts. The event, which happens to fall within a few days of what would have been Seans 50th birthday, is encouraging people to do something creative to celebrate and remember their mums, or for mums to remember their children this Mother’s Day.
‘I’m now a step-mum to two lovely boys and it’s important that in our new life we remember their lovely mum, Zeljka, as well as my children’s father, Sean. Marking Mother’s Day with something positive like #MakeforMum is a wonderful way for us all to do this.’
Seb Farrell, from Child Bereavement UK said:
“We know from families we have supported at Child Bereavement UK that Mother’s Day can be a particularly difficult time when a mum, dad, grandparent, baby or child in their family has died. By taking part in #MakeforMum and fundraising for Child Bereavement UK, you can help the charity to reach many more families who may need bereavement support around occasions such as Mother’s Day and throughout the year.”
Mothering Sunday falls on 26th March this year, but you can hold your own #MakeforMum event whenever suits you best in the run up to Mother’s Day. From creating a special meal, making tea, baking, making candles or cards, to holding a fundraising cake sale for friends or colleagues, you are invited to join in, get creative and host your own #MakeforMum event.
Share your pictures using the #MakeforMum hash tag or text MUMS02 £10 to 70070 to donate and make a real difference. (£10 is used here as an example, you can insert any amount you choose)
For your FREE fundraising pack jammed with ideas of what you can #MakeForMum go to www.makeformum.org or call our fundraising team on 01494 569 048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train c. 8000 health professionals helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.
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