Don’t just take our word for it… here is what other people have said about us!
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Sam was referred to Mum2Mum by her Early Help Worker. She had been on a long and often difficult journey, and in April 2016 ‘graduated’ from Mum2Mum having met with her befriender regularly for the maximum 2 years- the first mum to do so. We celebrated this achievement with a special tea-party, presented her with a certificate, and everyone (including Sam’s 3 lovely children) had the chance to say how proud they were of her, and why. After the event, she sent us these lovely words- we have her permission to share them here.
“I wanna say a massive thank you to everyone at the Princess Project for all the love help and support they have given me over the last 2 years, I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you, my story is like most people’s I’m a single mum of 3 amazing children who had been through hell and back over the last few years before meeting PP, I had split with the children’s dad due to domestic violence and I’d never really dealt with it as I had my children to worry about, the older they got the harder it became, I was then introduced to the Princess Project at the worst time in my life I was having a nervous breakdown and my children had to go and stay with my mum, at first I was unsure about letting these strangers into my life when I was already so low and broken, would they judge me and think I’m a failure?? It took a while for me to let them in but I’m so glad I did, I have never once been judged or criticised by them, they have shown me a new type of love and support that you can’t always get from family or friends, they showed me that I wasn’t a bad mum or a failure but that all I needed was to believe in myself and after 9 weeks with the PP’s help my children finally came home but their support didn’t stop there, they have helped me grow from strength to strength and 2 years later I’m stronger than ever, I’m now a better person mother daughter granddaughter and friend and it’s all thanks to the Princess Project who have never given up on me and helped guide me, and although I have now completed the Mum2Mum I have made some amazing friends for life that will always be around to help me, and I’m proud to say that I’m a part of the Princess Project and they have played a massive part in my life and journey to the woman I am today, so please if anyone thinks they won’t help believe me they will, they are an amazing family and charity who help you to grow and thank you all again. Xx”
“It has meant a lot to me being part of the Princess Project. It’s been great knowing there’s someone to talk to in times where I’ve felt most alone- the advice and support has been amazing, the project has truly helped me and it will always be appreciated.”
“It’s good to have someone older to ask advice and get support from. It has given me more confidence especially with cooking for my daughter and the food I give her. It is good that my befriender was flexible to meet me at my house- because of my mental health needs I found it difficult at the time to leave the house. Hopefully the project will get bigger so that more women will have this help.
“[My befriender] has been very supportive and has given me the confidence I needed to make some lifechanging decisions. I and my family have got a whole new life, and we are much happier.”
“Me and my befriender are getting on really well. I can talk to her about anything and it’s really good to have [her] to talk to. I like the places we meet as the children can play while we chat.”
“[My befriender] is able to give me advice and gets me out. Also it’s good to have someone different to talk to.”
“It has made a difference cause when money’s tight I can still come and get things I need on a tight budget.”
“I enjoy coming to talk to different people and my daughter enjoys coming to see and play with other children.”
“Totcycle has made a massive difference to my family. It has allowed my child to have toys and clothes we are unable to afford. I look forward to coming as we get new things and I get to have a cuppa and catch up with friends while my child plays with other children. This is a fantastic organisation and should be in every town.”
“I enjoy coming to Totcycle because it’s lovely to meet new people, have a nice cup of coffee and get a few bits for the baby. All the team do great jobs! Thank you!”
“Totcycle has made such a great impact on the residents of Park Wood, so helpful.”
“It has helped us out massively, when we were in need of help they where there for us.”
“Helped us when we were struggling and took some of the worries away.”