MOTHERING SUNDAY PRIZE DRAW
Mothering Sunday is a day honouring mothers and has been celebrated in the British Isles and elsewhere in the English-speaking world on the fourth Sunday in Lent since the Middle Ages. Everyone celebrates it in their own way, from kids preparing mum a much deserved breakfast in bed to older children treating mum to a quintessentially British afternoon tea, gifts of jewellery, flowers, chocolates or clothes. We now see it as a universally loved day of affection and celebration.
This year, whether you are a Mum, have a Mum or have someone you love like a daughter or Mum, make Mothering Sunday an opportunity to celebrate that love. Women, old, young, close or far, every one of us is a star.
A vicar once gave me a little posy of flowers on Mothers Day, when I confessed that I sadly was not a Mum at the time, he advised that all women have what it takes to be a Mum and should therefore be celebrated on this wonderful day. It brought a tear to my eye and I’ve often thought of his kindness (thank you lovely vicar who was based at Rudford church all those years ago).
Thank you to all our beautiful staff for sending in these gorgeous 'Motherly Love' pictures. This year to join in the celebrations, here at Raft, we have decided to ask you all to add a photo with a comment of what 'Motherly Love' means to you. Click here to go to our Facebook page to add your picture in comments under the Mothering Sunday post. Don't forget to share the love and with every time you share we will enter your name. Every share is an entry into our Motherly Love prize draw for 2 pairs of matching solid silver heart earrings (you can share as many times as you want). Or you can do it on Instagram. We love the idea of sharing this special bond with as many people as possible.
On the Friday before Mothering Sunday we will pick a name and the winner will receive two pairs of these delicate solid silver heart earrings. One pair for you and one pair for your Mum, daughter or Motherly/Daughterly other.
Join us and share your love. It’s a time to say thank you to all our fabulous Mums. Happy Mothering Sunday to all you women out there.