As you know Mummy had a huge last minute panic about her dress for the MADs before finally settling on her hire dress from Wish Want Wear. What you wouldn’t have known is that my Mum is an incredible fusspot…
Having been offered a dress by Marks and Spencer, she tried them all on (okay that may be a slight exaggeration but it felt like all of them), and decided that none of them was “quite right for her body-shape” (whatever that means).
She did manage to find a gorgeous bag that went with her to the MAD’s, but she had money left over from her M&S voucher. What happened next was a lovely offer that you don’t often find from a big brand.
During an email conversation about how to deal with her leftover vouchers, Mummy mentioned to the lovely M&S lady that she had a friend who was in hospital with her 4 year old daughter, who was undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. They were having a rough time, and wanted to brighten up their hospital surroundings with some new pyjamas and bed-linen, as well as getting some presents for her other daughter, who was stuck at home.
M&S wouldn’t hear of Mummy sending back her vouchers, and asked for them to be spent on Laura and her children, to brighten a very difficult time in their lives.
Now there’s a lovely positive attitude that restores faith in brands and their PR’s, don’t you think?
* Disclosure: we were given £100 pounds to spend on an outfit for the MAD’s. Mummy got a gorgeous bag, and Tired Mummy of Two got some much-needed support that was priceless.