Angel Tree Mothers’ Day
“To the world’s most amazing mum. Thank you for everything and all the support you’ve given me while I’ve been away. You’ve been strong through it all and I just want to promise you I will NEVER put you through this again. Sorry for everything. Love and miss you loads.”
– Young person in prison
Angel Tree Mothers’ Day supports young adult prisoners in their family relationships by enabling them to have a gift sent on their behalf, containing their own message, to their mother or other significant adult, on Mothers’ Day.
Our Angel Tree Administrator Joanna Perkins shares, “Last year, we sent over 540 gifts to mothers of young offenders, and we would love to offer this to more young people in the future. We all know the importance of the family and we have all struggled when disconnected from loved ones or mourning their loss. Maintaining contact is key in keeping stability – and for young offenders that is even more important when they are physically removed from their families.”
“Today is Mothering Sunday and this morning I opened a lovely card with a gift voucher from my 16 year old son who is unfortunately serving 6 months in prison. I would like to say how grateful and pleased I am. This is a very difficult time for us and receiving this card was just so lovely. Thank you so much.”
– Cara, a mother