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Monday, 28 February 2011

Tell Mum you care and raise money for cancer charities

Tell the World What Your Mum Means to You…

Holly Willoughby leads the nation in declaring love for our mums with our Mother’s Day messages

Holly Willoughby is urging sons and daughters across the UK to give their mum a Mother’s Day to remember by telling their mums- and the nation- just how much they mean to them via Hallmark Cards’ virtual ‘Mums Wall’ with the most ‘liked’ messages turned into bespoke Mother’s Day cards.

Hallmark Cards is asking adults and children alike to declare their love for their mum online, hoping to hear the nation’s most funny, memorable and touching tributes on what makes their connection with their mum so special.

The campaign is part of the company’s annual Cards for a Cure™ initiative which, by Mother’s Day, 3rd April 2011 will have donated over a whopping £1 million to breast cancer charities to fund vital research into the disease.

Mum and mum-to-be Holly kicked off the ‘Mums Wall’ by completing the sentence ‘My mum means the world to me because…she is everything I want to be’ and is hoping everyone will follow in her footsteps by uploading their very own inspiring messages.

Speaking about the initiative, Holly said: “As a mum and mother to be, I know how important it is to make mums feel special on Mother’s Day. I am really pleased to be able to mark the launch of the nation’s messages to mum with the first message dedicated to my very own mum.

“Mums mean so many things to so many people, so this is the perfect opportunity to tell your mum why she means the world to you, as I have, whilst supporting such a worthwhile charity as Breast Cancer Campaign. Love you mum!”

All online visitors are also urged to ‘like’ the special mum message of their choice, whether it’s one that brings a tear to their eye, makes them smile or just has a silly picture they like! The top five favourite mum messages as voted by the public will then be turned into an exclusive Hallmark Mother’s Day card for 2011, with the winning message receiving a weekend away for them and their mum and the chance to spend some special time together.

The one-of-a-kind cards will be designed in exclusive graffiti artwork for a Mother’s Day card to remember. Graffiti Workshop UK, an educational graffiti group, will be using their specialist skills to turn the online mum messages into the money-can’t-buy cards.

Stuart Taylor from Graffiti Workshop UK said: “This is such an exciting initiative for Graffiti Workshop to be involved in and is a fantastic opportunity for the youth groups that we work with. We’ll make sure that we produce five unique cards your mums will be delighted to have for Mother’s Day!”

Hallmark Cards annually contributes £1/4 million to Breast Cancer Campaign and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, as part of its Cards for a Cure™ campaign for Mothers Day. This is the fifth year of the initiative. The money is contributed independent of card and gift sales and is used to fund vital breast cancer research at centres across the UK and Ireland.

Tamsyn Johnston-Hughes from Hallmark Cards said: “Our Cards for a Cure™ campaign is something that we are extremely proud of and it has been a hugely successful initiative. It is fantastic to reach the £1.25 million mark and to know that all of the money donated to date has, and will, play such an influential role in breast cancer research projects being undertaken throughout the UK and Ireland.”

Other celebrities who have added their mum messages to the mums wall include tennis ace Greg Rusedski and Coronation Star Sue Cleaver, AKA Eileen Grimshaw as well as the man behind Reggae, Reggae sauce, Levi Roots.

Those eager to follow in their footsteps and see what message they have added for their mum visit to upload their very own mum message.

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