I’m planning to organise another series of high teas for mothers in Zimbabwe who’d appreciate more love, friendship and laughter at Christmas time. Email me if you’d like to support these beautiful mums and I’ll let you know once the campaign is live.
In the meantime, here’s my post from Mother’s Day, which sums up what I’d like to do. You can also check out last year’s GoFundme page. We raised $1075 of the $1980 goal, though other amounts came through offline.
Last December I was moved to tears by how my Mama and many mums in Zimbabwe have had tough times and how taking them out for cake and tea might cheer them up and show them they are loved, appreciated and valued. I started a crowdfunding campaign and we had 40+ mums turn up to events in Harare and Bulawayo. Look at these beauties! The response was actually so inspiring and overwhelming, I just cried and didn’t know how to share it all. 😭The mums made new friends, ate, laughed and now they have whatsapp groups where they share useful links about jobs, business opps and just messages of encouragement to each other. And now my next mad idea? My mum’s turning 60 this year and the last time she saw her 5 kids at the same time was in 2002. My 3 brothers and I perform standup comedy in Australia, Canada and New York and I’d love to produce a comedy show for our Mama and/or a show that helps us plan a (surprise) reunion with our Mama. And all the mums in Zim would be invited to laugh with her too. 💡This is a new idea so NO clue how, where or when yet, just putting vibes out in case people want to support or perform once it’s an actual thing. Our mums need to keep laughing and be happy every day, not just on Mother’s Day. What can we do to help them? #mentalwellbeing #laughteristhebestmedicine 📷: Naledi Productions
Our Mums in Harare, Zimbabwe
Our Mums in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe