Mother’s Day is about children (in particular) honouring their mothers. It is recognised in many countries around the world at various dates over the calendar.
In Australia Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and typically a bunch of flowers or card is given or sent to mum. It is also a day when mothers are acknowledged for their contributions to society and the positive impact they have on many lives.
This year two Australian mothers are making a massive difference to women and children in Nepal.
Local business woman and single mum, Sam Beau Patrick is holding a meeting this Saturday with Melbourne Naturopath and Midwife, Anne Digby, to discuss their projects in Nepal.
Sam joined forces with Anne last year who has been travelling their regularly for the last 10 years.
During a visit in November last year, they visited several hospitals, orphanages and have helped set up a birthing centre. This July the pair will be opening a women’s refuge centre in Kathmandu for women escaping from violent relationships and requiring shelter. Currently there is no such offering in Nepal.
Nepal is a country with 27 million people and very third world. With polluted waters, no garbage collection system, a non-government funded social system and some of the lowest health comes in the world, Sam and Anne want to leave a small dent of change and improvement for as many as possible.
Self funded, Sam and Anne take small groups of women to Nepal to experience the culture, see the sites and help raise much needed funds and goods for orphanages, the birthing centre and soon to open women’s refuge centre.
They have recently started supporting a small orphanage with 12 blind children who are struggling for bedding, food and basics.
Sam is a single mother of three and believes everyone can make a difference and everyone deserves hope.
“Where ever I travel, I find the local orphanage and take over a suitcase full of my children’s old clothes, pencils and paper,” says Sam “it makes such a difference and is the most rewarding work I do.”
This Saturday Sam and Anne will be meeting with 15 other mums to see how they can become involved with their projects. The couple want to inspire Australian mums to get involved and help other women around the globe.
Date: Saturday 3rd May
Time: 230pm start
Place: Freshwater Resort 33 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach
Contact: Sam Beau Patrick mobile 0405 669 135
Sam’s charity work: https://sambeaupatrick.com/charities