Pampering Camp Simcha mums

May 31, 2012

Recognising that mothers of seriously ill children have little time for pampering, Camp Simcha held its inaugural spa day.

Thirty mums attended the event, hosted by a Camp Simcha supporter, enjoying a range of free treatments from 14 therapists, as well as yoga and water aerobics. The charity also took care of the childcare arrangements.

“This was a chance for Camp Simcha mums to spend much needed time on themselves, which is so rarely possible,” said family liaison officer Samantha Charles, one of the event’s main co-ordinators.

“Many found it difficult to articulate just how beneficial the day had been because most days their own needs do not even get a look in.”

Among the mums was Amanda Whitely, who has a two-year-old with cystic fibrosis. She said that apart from being “a wonderful form of escapism”, the day was “a worthwhile opportunity to connect with other mothers. I hope to continue this sharing.”

Last updated: 3:18pm, May 31 2012