CHILD Action Northwest has launched a Mother’s Day appeal for recycled “gifts of love” to support their Young Carers’ Project.
Chocolates, toiletry gift sets, socks, gloves or scarves which may be unwanted Christmas presents or just surplus to requirement can be donated to the charity for children to give to their own mums to show their love on Mother’s Day, March 10th.
Appeals Manager, Harriet Roberts explained: “Although these children and young people are cooking, cleaning, carrying out practical and emotional support as well as administering medicines and providing personal care, young carers cannot often afford to buy a simple gift as most children do.”
Local companies are getting on board with the appeal, including Oswaldtwistle Mills, where customers can buy a small gift in the lead up to Mother’s Day and donate it at the till points. There will also be a memory tree for shoppers to hang a heart and make donations in memory of their own mums, aunties and grandmothers no longer alive.
Other gifts can be donated at Child Action Northwest’s Headquarters in Wilpshire (the former Blackburn Orphanage) on at the offices on Preston New Road, Blackburn, or the charity will collect if you phone on 01254 244700.