One of the biggest reasons I created Take It From Mummy.com was to continue raising money for our charity, Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit. I think it’s really important to support local charities and we are in a very lucky position to be able to help.
So far we have raised over £4000 for the special care baby unit which you can see via our JustGiving Page.
A large part of our charity donations comes from the reviews that we do on this website. Many fabulous companies have sent us their wonderful baby & child related items for our Mum’s panel to review. Our Mums then donate onto our just giving page to keep the product. This means that everyone can see every single donation and also that our charity can claim the gift aid on top of the donation.
Besides our reviews I have also organised a number of local events such as a coffee morning, a Christmas Fayre a party and pre-loved sales where the money from the tables goes direct to SCBU. Have a look at the images from our charity events below.
Our latest event took place on Saturday 10th December 2016
We held a charity Christmas Fayre to help raise a further £1000 for another bed for our chair bed appeal – see link here we hit our target and so also managed to donate £399.70 to the Special Care Baby Unit. Another wonderful day and a HUGE bottle of wine for me afterwards! There’s a blog dedicated to this event here where you can see more pictures of the fun.
Mum Knows Best Halloween Party October 2016
We had an amazing time at our Halloween party this year which raised £252 towards the chair we are raising money for at Warwick hospital (see more about this here) huge thanks to Best Party Hire for supplying fantastic soft play and the bouncy castle!
Run Like A Girl Superhero Fun Run
On Tuesday 29th March 2016 the ‘Run Like A Girl’ set out on their charity mission!
The team were running as part of the ongoing “Challenge a Mummy to raise some money” campaign which aims to raise £1000 for Warwick Hospital’s Maternity Unit to enable them to buy one of 5 needed specialist chairs which fold out into a bed allowing Dads to stay over night in those first precious hours.
The team of ladies from the group dressed up as superheroes and set upon an ‘out and back’ challenge where they were to run out as far as possible for 20 minutes and then turn around wherever they were and try to make it back to the start in 19 minutes! At the end of the run each team members’ total distance was recorded and added together to make a combined distance travelled. The event raised our fundraising total to £490.00! We are so so happy! Thank you RLAG
Bubble A Thon! April 2016
On Saturday 2nd April Gymboree hosted a spectacular event at Leamington Spa’s Family Tree Member’s Club all to help raise money for our charity challenge ‘Challenge A Mummy To Raise Some Money’ , which aims to raise £1000 to provide a one of five fold out chairs for Warwick Hospital’s Maternity Ward to enable Daddies to stay over in those all-important hours after baby has been born. (You can read more about that here). £232 was made for our charity during this event and we are SO grateful to Gymboree for getting involved in our charity event! Thank you!
Mum Knows Best Warwickshire’s Christmas Party December 2015
Saturday 6th December – 10 am – 1.30 pm Warwick Gates Community Centre
In December we hosted a children’s party and sale! See our fund-raising total and photos here!
✅Children’s party with disco & fancy dress competition.
meet, dance and have your photographs with ANNA, ELSA & OLAF from FROZEN!
✅Separate room with craft stalls selling some gorgeous items and the opportunity for you and your children to create personalised pottery pieces for Christmas presents or keepsakes.
✅Christmas coffee shop selling cakes, mince pies and refreshments
✅Dandy Development sensory class
Letters to Santa! Supporting the NSPCC children can write & post their own letters while parents fill out a form, we’ll post it all off for you
Huge raffle with loads of fabulous prizes!
Money from all stalls and the raffle goes to Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit
**VISIT FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS**
Mum Knows Best Warwickshire’s Summer Party August 2015
In August we held a Summer party where Elsa came to visit, Gymboree came and did some amazing baby classes for us and we had lots of fun! We raised £270 for the special care baby unit! You can read all about it here
Mum Knows Best Christmas Party 2014
This year we held our Christmas party at Warwick Gates Community Centre, we had Anna, Elsa and Olaf, Dandy Development AND Father Christmas! We raised £700 for the Special Care Baby Unit
Take it From Mummies Nearly New Sale, ON SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014:
Baby & Children’s Clothing Sale July 2014
In July this year I organised a baby and children’s clothing sale at The Family Tree Members Club in Leamington, all the money for the table booking went directly on to our just giving page and there was lots of lovely buyers and sellers grabbing some Summer Bargains 🙂 We raised £80 for the charity through the tables.
Ready for all the buyers 🙂
Toddle Waddle, Supporting Meningitis Now May 2014
Our Toddle Waddle was held in May 2014, again at Warwick Gates Community Centre. Lots of lovely Mummies and little people from Mum Knows Best Warwickshire came for a sponsored Toddle Waddle around the Sports Hall! With some absolutely amazing sponsorships and a cakes sale we raised over £600! We were so delighted with the total which went to such a worthy cause!
Mum Knows Best Warwickshire’s First Birthday Party! April 2014
We held our First Birthday Party at Warwick Gates Community Centre! We sold tickets for the event and the money raised of course went to our charity 🙂 Everyone had a ball with the Soft Play from Soft Play Takeaway, there was face painting and dancing and gorgeous cakes on offer!
Christmas Fayre December 2013
Our Christmas Fayre was absolutely packed! We had some absolutely wonderful craft stalls, face painting, a HUGE raffle. There was an area for children to post their letters to Santa, including forms for the NSPCC letters to Santa initiative and there was even a visit from Father Christmas himself who gave each of the children a little gift. We had a wonderful time and our fundraising total went up to over £600!
Charity Coffee Morning at the Open Door Cafe in Hampton Magna
On 3rd July 2013 we completely filled the Open Door Cafe and had a wonderful morning with coffee, cake and a raffle where all proceeds went to our charity 🙂 We raised over £200.00!