Hands up who would like to give a shout out to their mum? Well at BOON Gives we’d like to give a shout out to 4 outstanding mums representing the heart of the charity industry we are proud to be involved with. Who’s ethics and values go beyond their motherly love.
Mary Berry’s charity work is endless, and she never tires at making a difference in people’s lives. The charity closest to her heart, of which she is patron, is The Child Bereavement Trust. Alongside that she is an Ambassador for The Royal Horticultural Society and President of The National Garden Scheme. If that’s not enough, she supports a plethora of causes such as Red Nose Day, SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families), and BGC Charity Day (remembering the World Trade Centre attack) with the likes of Holly Willoughby, Danny De Vito and Ellie Goulding.
A mother and ex member of the British Armed Forces, Louise runs a charity called Little Troopers. As a result she raises funds to help children whose parent (s) are away on service. She has won several awards such as The Sun’s Military Award for “Support The Armed Forces”, presented by Mary Berry and also the National 4Children & Take A Break Magazine UK Award being crowned Family Hero for South West, presented by Emma Forbes.
Kate Middleton, was never shy of admitting the difficulties that went with being pregnant and, despite being a mother to three (and with a bigger support than most can ever hope for) she raises the awareness of mental health issues for us all to feel easier to talk about. Working for achieving stability, emotionally, for young children so they can be positive adults. She has spearheaded the campaign Heads Together to include, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Best Beginnings, CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and YoungMinds. She is also patron for SportsAid, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, The Lawn Tennis Association and The 1851 Trust as well as being Patron for the Arts at The National Portrait Gallery.
JK Rowling has thrilled us with all her wonderful stories, plus she is also a mother of three. She is well aware of what poverty is first hand and perhaps that is why she is making a difference now for others. Despite her huge donations, she also has specific charities close to her heart. For seven years she was Ambassador for the charity Gingerbread. As a result she has worked closely with Multiple Sclerosis Scotland as a Patron and also helping with funding for MS research. She founded Lumos in 2005, an organisation dedicated to ‘end the systematic institutionalisation of children across Europe and help them find safer, more caring places to live.’ JK Rowling actively supports other charities including Comic Relief, The Maggie’s Centres for Cancer Care and Doctors Without Borders, as well as her own charity Volant (fighting social deprivation notably for women and children).
Not only do all these charities make such a sustainable impact to our world they need everyone’s support. Think about where you shop, think about where your money goes to, how you buy a gift, think about how it can go further than the high street stores.
We can all make a difference, just like these amazing mums.