I chose Save The Children.
From a young child, I have struggled with learning the pain, torture, trauma and challenges some children experience around the world. Growing up with the most amazing loving family that provided everything I ever needed, I struggled to get my head around the fact that water was liquid gold to some, medical supplies and intervention isn’t always an option and food wasn’t always available. These things we often take for granted when readily available to us. School was that place we went to play with friends and eat our lunch, it may not have been appreciated at the time, but my life would look so different without an education. 58 million children around the world are currently out of school (2021).
The above reasons are why I picked Save The Children as my first charity to support.
In May 2021 Flourish Maternity & Forever Memories Photography hosted a Pink Ribbon, Mums Day Out Event.
My mum was my inspiration for this event, being affected by Breast Cancer in 2020, this was my chance to give back for the incredible support my mum received. The funds raised at all Pink Ribbon events help fund medical research, raise awareness and education and support, such as physio and counseling for those currently needing it.
Our Mum’s Day Out Event fundraised $2,832.20
We decided to make this an annual event.
In May 2022, Flourish Maternity & Forverer Memories Photography hosted another Pink Ribbon event. This year we named it our Think Pink Gala and we aimed high. We had various stalls from local businesses, catering, raffles, beauty & pampering and we decided to make this year a family fun day out and include lots of activities for the children. Bouncy castles, pony rides, tractor rides and face painting to name a few.
Our Think Pink Gala fundraised $7,332.40
As Flourish grows I would like to do more and I am excited for the possibilities and the changes we can make. Thank you for supporting my business, enabling me to give back.