Friday, 13 March 2009

Make a mother's day

Wondering what gift would be most appropriate for your mum on Mothering Sunday, 22 March? A latrine, bicycle or hen house might not be the most obvious but may make a big difference to other mothers and their families as well as to yours.

The Mother's Union has set up an online and mail order gift shop, Make a Mother's Day which lets you choose from a variety of gifts of different value. The idea is that you buy a gift which is sent to a mother in the developing world, and your mum receives a certificate. Chalk and blackboards cost just £6, a sterile birthing kit £28, and a bicycle £100.