Helping mothers living apart from their children | Letters

The charity Matchmothers.org began after a letter to the Guardian in 1979, writes Rosalind Barton. Forty years on, it is still supporting mums separated from their children

The charity Matchmothers.org began with the help of a letter published in the Guardian on 22 February 1979. In the letter, a mother, Peg English, described her situation living apart from her children, and over 100 mums around the country contacted her. Forty years on, we are still providing women with structured support and plans to resume motherhood with their children.

To celebrate our success and determination to carry on as a great force for mothers everywhere, we are holding two special cream tea events this year for mums, our legal friends, supporters and journalists. The first is on 8 June at the Brigade bar and kitchen in London, the second on 9 November at the Leeds Hilton Hotel. For more information see our website at Matchmothers.org
Rosalind Barton
Matchmothers.org

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