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  • Something for mothers day

    by Sunny
    26th March, 2006 at 4:36 pm    

    It’s Mothers Day today, as I found out to my embarassment in the afternoon after a stern announcement *cough*, despite hints all week and a massive banner stating the same at the local Tescos. Anyway, time for a public service announcement.

    India has one of the worst rates of infant and maternal health in the world. Over a quarter of the world’s maternity related deaths occur in India and a staggering 1 in 15 babies die before their first birthday. The charity Child In Need Institute (CINI) are asking people to ‘adopt a mother for mothers day‘. £10 of Mother’s Care will give the mother of a severely malnourished child in India, somewhere to stay, food and emotional support while her child is nursed back to health in the Child In Need Institute’s Emergency Ward.

    You’re not advised to tell your mum the reason you didn’t get her a present was because you’ve adopted another mother in India…

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    1. Vikrant — on 26th March, 2006 at 4:56 pm  

      Its Mothers Day!!! Holy (edited). Gotta go.

    2. Rohin — on 26th March, 2006 at 5:02 pm  

      You scum. I already MADE my Mum a photoshop-masterpiece card starring both her sons and herself and bought her a bunch of flowers bigger than me. AND did the washing up and some DIY.

      And you call yourself Indian!

      Good to bring this to our attention Sunny, didn’t know about it. I notice the number of sites linking us has shot up, that’s cool.

    3. Petals — on 26th March, 2006 at 5:50 pm  

      Lol @ adopting anotha mother.

      Unfortunetly such issues tend to remain unreported, good one Sunny.

    4. Petals — on 26th March, 2006 at 5:56 pm  

      Gave mum and dad holiday package to Mauritius for 2 weeks.
      Might aswell get a gift 4 both.

    5. Jay Singh — on 26th March, 2006 at 6:01 pm  

      Gave mum and dad holiday package to Mauritius for 2 weeks.


      You win daughter of the year award I think!

    6. Vikrant — on 26th March, 2006 at 6:07 pm  

      Oh darn our main square had closed even b4 i could catch the Southwest connection to Camberley! This day is extra special fer me having beng raised by a single mum fer most of my life.

    7. Jay Singh — on 26th March, 2006 at 6:12 pm  

      Get to a petrol station and buy her some flowers Vikrant

    8. xyz — on 26th March, 2006 at 6:13 pm  

      I thought you were against all these “days”
      such as International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day?:)

      Nonetheless, thanks for the link.

    9. soru — on 26th March, 2006 at 7:41 pm  

      Also, the clocks went forward today in the UK.

    10. Sunny — on 26th March, 2006 at 9:40 pm  

      xyz - I am, partly the reason why I didn’t get anything :)
      We were at a family get-together in the evening and I kept up on getting teased by my cousins with: ‘oooh, you didn’t get your mum anything for mothers day… bad boy!’. In those situations no one wants to listen to points of principle :(

    11. Fe'reeha — on 26th March, 2006 at 10:56 pm  

      tut tut

      tut tut

      Oh no! sunny!

      I am speechless!

    12. jamal — on 26th March, 2006 at 11:14 pm  

      lol. I like this adopt a mother thing. This is actually the type of thing they should be advertising in Tescos.

    13. squared — on 26th March, 2006 at 11:34 pm  

      That’s actually a fantastic idea.

    14. Sunny — on 26th March, 2006 at 11:58 pm  

      thanks fe’reeha, it’s not as if I’ve had enough tut tuts already today :P

    15. Petals — on 27th March, 2006 at 12:34 pm  

      Mothers days isn’t commercialised me thinks because its that one day a year (for the most of us) that enforces the importance of our mummies.
      Its a celebration, embrace it!

      Jay- matey, the hol package was well deserved and somewhat result of a courteous bonus from work.
      You win daughter of the year award I think!- Don’t think that I’m worthy of that.

      Sunny- gosh tut tut matey, disappointing that u didn’t get ur mama anything. So okay, you don’t believe in such ‘commercialised/over rated days’ but its a day to say ‘thank u’ and appreciate ur mama.

    16. Nikki O — on 27th March, 2006 at 7:13 pm  

      Forget principles in situations like this….I doubt many mother’s would understand you standing up for a certain viewpoint by not bothering to say thanks and love you ma on a day that is specifically designed for that.

    17. Mrs.Alice Ouattara — on 29th March, 2006 at 11:11 am  

      Dear beloved.

      I am Mrs Alice Ouattara from Ivory Coast. I am married to Mr.Bakoh K
      Ouattara who worked with our Embassy in France for nine years before he
      died in the year 2003.

      We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief
      illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both
      born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get
      a child out side my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.When
      my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $1.2m, (One Million
      Two Hundred Thousand united states dollars) only with a Bank here in
      Cote D lvoire.

      Presently this money is still in the custody of the Bank.
      Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next eight
      months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to
      donate this funds to a church, organization or good person that will
      utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.

      I want a church,organization or good person that will use this funds
      for orphanages, widows and for other peoples that needs help and also
      propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is

      The Bible made us to understand that”Blessed is the hand that giveth” l
      took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit
      this money and my husband relatives are not Christians not even good at
      all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my
      husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don’t
      want my husband’s efforts to be used by those that conspired for his

      This is why I am taking this decision, I am not afraid of death hence I
      know where I am going, I know that I am going to be in the bosom of
      the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that “the lord will fight my case and I
      shall hold my peace”. I don’t need any telephone communication in this
      regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband’s
      relatives around me always.

      I don’t want them to know about This development and I know that With
      God all things are possible.As soon as I receive your reply I shall
      give you the contact of the lawyer that will assist us in this project.
      I will also issue a letter of authorisation to the bank that will prove
      you the present beneficiary of this money also want you,church or the
      organisation to always pray for me because the lord is my only
      shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
      Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and
      Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

      Contact me on the this email address, (
      and any delay in your reply will give me room in souring another good
      person, church,organization for this same purpose.

      Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.
      Hoping to receive your response immediately.

      Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord.
      I remain yours sister in Christ.
      Mrs.Alice Ouattara

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