We have been bursting to tell you about this partnership for ages as it's one very close to our hearts at Oh Mumma so finally....we will be supporting the wonderful people at Ronald McDonald House UK by donating 'Strong Like a Mumma' boxes to the Mumma's who stay there whilst their children are being cared for in hospital.
Lovely Debs who has worked with us here at Oh Mumma from the beginning and helps keeps things tickety-boo stayed in one of their houses three years ago and that's where she got the idea from so who better to tell us more...
In 2019, my youngest son needed an urgent skull operation at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, we were called 16 hours before we needed to be at the hospital. Packing a bag was easy, then finding out that we had a room to stay in for the time we needed to be in the hospital that just blew our minds. I’d heard of Ronald McDonald House but like a lot of people did not understand what the charity here in the UK did. They provide support and accommodation as close as possible to specialist children’s hospitals across the UK. It let us be as physically close to the Intensive Care ward as possible, which when your 10 month old is being operated on, you need. The rooms are fab but when you go back to it after hours of sitting on wards, for me, they missed something. When I met Shannon and started my Oh Mumma journey with her and Kyra, I realised Oh Mumma could potentially provide every Mum with a hug in a box. A box of little pick me ups so that at the end of a day, you can give yourself 5 minutes to regain the strength to support your little one the next day. Us Mums need to stay strong and remember that we’ve got this so I can’t wait to hear what Mums think of our little gift.
Go check them out to see for yourself what amazing things they do at rmhc.org.uk.
We started Oh Mumma with the goal of supporting as many mums as possible in as many ways as possible and we'd love you to be part of that. Don't forget £1 from every box goes towards creating a 'Strong Like a Mumma' Box for a Mumma staying in a Ronald McDonald House.