Charity’s mission to make Mother’s Day special


This Mother’s Day is going to look a little different, but one Hunter-based organisation is working hard to ensure it is not any less special.

Hunter Melanoma Foundation (HMF) has created Mother’s Day gift baskets, which include a range of goodies such as a bottle of either Moscato, Reserve Chardonnay or Merlot from Gemelli Estate in the Hunter Valley; polycarbonate wine glasses; and a variety of HMF merchandise.

The not-for-profit’s executive officer, Claudia Tolhurst, said the initiative was supported by other local organisations.

“Hunter Melanoma Foundation understands the challenges everyone is currently facing and that giving to charities is probably well down the list of priorities,” she said.

“That said, the foundation’s work continues to provide support to people who are living with melanoma, as well as our commitment to educating people around checking and protecting against the deadly disease.

“Our role as a not-for-profit during these unprecedented times is to bolster community spirit and pride, and support local businesses where we can.

“We have combined HMF’s merchandise with some local wines to support them through this time, help us raise a few dollars and, importantly, provide a convenient gift for local mums.

“We want to help put a smile on each mother who receives a gift pack and recognise the wonderful community we have in the Hunter – any money raised is just a bonus.”

Ms Tolhurst, who is the only employee of HMF, will personally deliver each order for free on the Friday before Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 10 May.

Visit HMF’s Facebook page if you’d like to purchase a gift pack.