December and January at MIN

December and January have flown by and swept up Mums In Need with them in a Christmas flurry. The past few months have seen a lot of change and development for MIN and we can’t wait to share with you everything that we’ve done.

Thanks to Manor Operatic Society, Mums In Need flew down on our magic carpet to Sheffield City Hall to fundraise at their fantastic production of Aladdin. Our amazing team of volunteers managed to raise a phenomenal £1946 (I know, we can’t believe it either!). We would just like to say a massive thank you once again to Manor Operatic Society for their invitation to join them, and to all of the public who gave us a donation, however big or small.

Mums In Need also showed our support for some great causes very close to our hearts and the work that we do. We encouraged our supporters to follow both the White Ribbon campaign, a mission to end male violence against women by challenging male cultures that lead to abuse, and Rachel Williams’ petition, which aims for domestic abuse to be taken more seriously in courts by adequately trained professionals. To find out more about these campaigns, you can find the links at the end of this post.

Our senior SWIFT officer Faye also represented Mums In Need at the Virgin Lounge in Sheffield as Mums In Need are in the heart of the community vote. To any users of the lounge, we would really appreciate your vote!

We will soon be saying goodbye to Block 2 in Carbrook, which has been MIN’s home for over a year. During this time, our charity has grown brilliantly with the help of many wonderful people (far too many to name!), becoming a registered charity and developing a wonderful team of dedicated staff and volunteers. Though we are sad to leave, we are delighted to announce that we are moving to 912 City Road, Sheffield, S2 1GQ. We can’t wait to make this new location our home!

And our most exciting news yet comes next. It is no secret to everyone here at Mums In Need quite how amazing and inspirational our founder and CEO Laura Riley is, but now it seems like the rest of the country is soon to find out too as she has been nominated for Stylist magazine’s ‘Inspiration of the Year’ award! You can read her interview with Stylist here: https://www.stylist.co.uk/people/vote-remarkable-woman-awards-inspiration-of-the-year-inspirational-you-black-ticket-project-mums-in-need/248988

We are incredibly proud that Laura is achieving recognition for her work and urge everyone to cast their vote for her using the information at the bottom of this page. But whatever happens, Laura will always be our remarkable woman of every year.

In the coming months of 2019, MIN will continue our missions to raise awareness of emotional abuse and provide the best support that we can for survivors. We want to thank everyone who has helped us on our way, and can’t wait to see what else the future brings for MIN.

The White Ribbon campaign to end male violence against women:

https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1SHc9NPOGhs2BwpZ-klKzpntYCXyWZJYl8tzroechoE__Fg6NhYmKBsTY

Rachel Williams’ petition for domestic abuse to be taken more seriously in courts:

https://www.change.org/p/cpsuk-take-domestic-violence-seriously-in-courts

Stylist magazine’s ‘Inspiration of the Year’ voting:

To vote for Laura, email rwa@stylist.co.uk with her name in the subject line. Voting closes February 28th 2019.