The Top Five Mums Wall Messages To Appear In Our Mother’s Day Range
We have had a really busy time over the last four weeks in the run-up to Mother’s Day.
We have been truly overwhelmed with the quality and volume of entries into our Mum’s Wall competition, so thank you to everyone who entered.
The online competition was launched as part of our annual Cards for a Cure™ campaign which supports breast cancer charities to fund vital research into the disease. We asked you to get creative and express in less than 140 characters why your mum means the world to you. Considering how much we all love our mums we know this was no easy task!
The top five entries were those most ‘liked’ on our virtual Mums’ Wall. It received thousands of visitors and hundreds of heartfelt and cheeky messages, including contributions from celebrities such as Holly Willoughby, Levi Roots, Greg Rusedski and Rosemary Conley, who were all keen to lend their support to the campaign – which can still be viewed at: http://cardsforacure.hallmark.co.uk.
The best message along with the four other most ‘liked’ messages will now be made into cards to go on sale in time for Mother’s Day 2012. The best entries were as follows:
1. Sophie Jo Cartwright from Bingley – Sophie Jo’s message to her mum, Margarette Cartwright read: “my world would be nothing without my mum.”
2. Esha Sadier from Oldbury in the West Midlands – Esha’s message to her mum, Hem Sadier read: “She is superwoman, cape less; a wand less magician. She is love as I know it.”
3. Katie Doyle from Aigburth – Katie’s message to her mum Carol Doyle read: “She’s a true superwoman, she deserves the world.”
4. Julie Ann Dixon from Seaton Delaval near Whitley Bay – Julie’s message to her mum, Noreen Dobey, read: “If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thanks for everything you say and do, mum.”
5. Dee Newman from Haverhill near Cambridge – Dee’s message to her mum, Doreen Jones, read: “she is everything a mum should be – brave, caring, loving, 12 Dee and Doreenpatient, generous and mine.”
The final design of the cards will use the creativity of educational youth group, Graffiti Workshop UK, as inspiration. The group, which works with children to install self confidence, channel creativity and realise goals, was also instrumental in producing a real life graffiti covered Mums’ Wall at the Southbank Centre in London, which kick started the campaign. You can see the video of this launch event here.
This is the fifth year of the Cards for a Cure™ campaign which, through the support of our card sales, contributes £250,000 to Breast Cancer Campaign and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, each Mother’s Day.
We will also be revealing who won our iPad 2 competition very soon, so stay tuned for that!