Since January 2017, Merci Maman has proudly supported the Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity. The Charity was founded more than 30 years ago by a team of paediatric doctors and continues to raise money for both Chelsea Children’s Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital in London. They provide urgently needed equipment as well as the little extras that make both hospitals more welcoming for children and families.
On the 23rd of March, Mums with children in the hospital were treated to a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day. Two members of the Merci Maman team visited the Chelsea Children’s Hospital and gave 156 mums hand-engraved necklaces with the message ‘Live Love Laugh’.
“Having a child in hospital is always hard, but on Mother’s Day it can be terribly difficult,” said Rebecca McLoughlin, Charity Manager. “I know only too well because my own daughter was in hospital here at Chelsea for several months when she was a baby.
“Many mums with a poorly little one will spend every waking minute at their child’s bedside. We didn’t want Mother’s Day to go by without their love and selflessness being recognised.”
Our founder, Béatrice explains: “‘I am a mum of 4 and most of our team of 25 are mums as well – many of us had our babies at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. We’re so delighted to announce our partnership with Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity, which provides vital equipment and other support to children and their families at Chelsea Children’s Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital.”
Over the next year, Merci Maman will be helping Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity in many ways.
“We will be donating 10p of every sale made on our UK website to the charity and we’ll give gifts to mums with children in hospital throughout the year, based on requests from medical staff. Our team will be volunteering and we’re considering challenge events that we could all take part in to raise additional funds!” Béatrice added.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Merci Maman and launching our partnership on Mother’s Day is so special,” said Rebecca McLoughlin. “We are so delighted that this lovely company has chosen to support us, helping to make a difference to the lives of our many young patients and their families.
If you would like to make a donation, kindly follow this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/chelseachildrenshospitalcharity