understand that Mothers' support groups often have difficulties with
fundraising, especially on an ongoing basis. In a time of financial cuts,
some groups are finding their access to funds restricted, and some have been
forced to close, for the sake of a few pounds to cover the cost of hiring a
room. We are aware that all too
often the money that pays for the orange squash, digestives, coffee and milk has
come out of your own pocket. Printing of posters is very often done using
your own paper too. All these little things can add up and often lead to
groups closing as people become disillusioned.
The independently published Mum & Me magazine
will provide your support group with a unique method of raising funds in a very
simple way. Mum and Me magazine is available to support groups FREE OF CHARGE.
All you need to do is to cover the cost of the
postage. Countless spreadsheets have been used to calculate the optimal and most
cost effective way of doing this. It comes down to a minimum order of 50
magazines, which resell at £1 each. The courier cost for 50 magazines will be
just £10. Of
course, if you are local to Shropshire, you are more than welcome to collect the
magazines free of charge. This would mean a profit of £40 for the group to
Groups raise funds for themselves by selling copies of the magazines
at £1 per copy. Each magazine that is sold will mean more money for
the group. This will go towards ensuring the sustainability of the group, thereby providing even more support to new mothers.
There are no restrictions placed on the money raised by the groups. We
do ask you to
complete a very short and simple form to check the credentials of the group and
to enable us to monitor Impact Assessment and to
verify distribution, (big words for such a simple form!)
Several Mothers' support groups have already registered their interest in
distributing the magazine,
and we would urge you to do the same to ensure a smooth roll-out. The
first print run is for only 5000, so be sure to get in quick!
Ethical and WHO Code compliant advertising
is being sought to cover the cost of the
printing. The quarterly magazine will initially have a print run of 5,000
copies. Massive interest has been expressed in the magazine, and the decision
has been taken to start slowly and build up over the course of time. Mum
& Me magazine will be in the format of an A4, full colour, glossy, high
would like this dream to finally materialise as groups are closing all round
us at the moment, leaving some new mums with no access to trained support, and
need your help to do this.
If you belong to a Mothers' support group and are interested in this unique fund
raising opportunity, please get in touch via the Contact page or email:
info (at) mumandmemagazine (dot) com.