I am writing to ask your readers to lend their support to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, by getting behind Yummy Mummy Week 2012, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18 (Mother’s Day).

All the money raised will help CLIC Sargent continue to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer.

Patsy Palmer launched Yummy Mummy 2012 by hosting her own tea party for three mothers whose children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. She is a patron of CLIC Sargent.

There are lots of ways you can support Yummy Mummy Week so why not organise your own fundraiser, such as an afternoon tea (accompanied by lots of baked yummy treats), a pamper night (complete with yummy delights) or sponsored buggy push in the park?

Last year mums in Yorkshire pulled out all the stops as part of Yummy Mummy Week. Fundraising events ranged from pyjama parties at nurseries to coffee mornings, helping to raise almost £3,000.

That money could, for example, be enough to pay for three specialist breaks for bereaved families, allowing them to spend time together and with other bereaved families. Talking to people who understand, in a sensitive, supportive environment, can provide real comfort.

What could be better than spending some quality time with friends and family while raising money for families affected by childhood cancer at the same time? If fundraising is not for you then why not support the campaign by purchasing gifts from the fantastic Yummy Mummy product range. Getting involved is easy, just visit yummymummy.org.uk or call 08451 206 658 to register for your fundraising pack.

Dee Tyler

Area Fundraising Manager for the North, CLIC Sargent