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Helping Mums take time out for self-care

Overview

OUR VISION: To inspire women to achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing by prioritising self-care.

OUR MISSION: To create unique and affordable self-care retreats for women that promote a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

 

Hello and welcome to muMEcations.

muMEcations is an Australian not-for-profit organisation on a mission to encourage women to prioritise self-care and nurture their mental health and wellbeing by taking time out from Mum-duties to escape for a weekend of rest, relaxation and pampering.

Our retreats provide a relaxing and nurturing environment where women can take time away from their caring and domestic responsibilities to connect with likeminded women and enjoy restful sleep, dining out and pampering.

muMEcations was founded in January 2019 and restructured to a not-for-profit organisation in March 2021.  As a not-for-profit organisation, our purpose is to:

  • Provide funded opportunities for Mothers experiencing social, health and community disadvantage to take time away from their caring and domestic responsibilities to focus on and improve their mental health and wellbeing;
  • Improve the wellbeing of Mothers experiencing poor mental, emotional and physical health related to caring for a child with disability, social isolation, medical illness, domestic violence or substance abuse;
  • Promote social and community connection by providing opportunities for Mothers to connect and form meaningful relationships with likeminded women experiencing the same challenges; and
  • Provide a relaxing environment for Mothers to rest and rejuvenate, enjoy pampering sessions and participate in educational activities designed to help women develop strategies to prevent and manage stress.

 

About our Project

The last 18 months have been extremely difficult, particularly for Victorian women navigating working from home and remote learning during five lockdowns.  We have planned a 2-night Geelong muMEcation from Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of November and would love to offer funded places on this retreat to some Victorian Mums experiencing disadvantage and in desperate need of a break.

We have set out stretch goal to fund 12 women, however can run the retreat for 6 Mums and would be grateful for any contributions towards funding these places.  Funding will specifically be used to pay for the retreat; that 2 nights accommodation, meals, welcome drinks and nibbles, transport to Torquay, a massage and some Mum-only gifts to take home.  For all funded places, attendees will be encouraged to donate $50 towards their weekend which will go towards funding another Mum.

If we receive funding beyond these levels, we will provide further funded opportunities for women around Australia to attend a muMEcations retreat in 2022.  We are feeling positive for travel in 2022 and have planned an exciting calendar including retreats to:

  • Fremantle, WA
  • Sanctuary Cove, QLD
  • Kingscliff, NSW
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Magnetic Island, QLD

plus many more to come, Covid permitting!

A little bit about Founder our Founder, Alison

Mum of two young daughters Aidee and Macie, Alison launched muMEcations in January 2019 after 20 years’ experience in retail and corporate travel, including a year in the Middle East leading overland tours for Intrepid Travel, and Community Services managing a Respite and Tours program for young adults with disability.

Visit our Facebook page here to learn more about Alison’s journey and find out more about our retreats by visiting the following links:

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our Project.  If you would like to connect with us direct, please email alison@mumecations.com.au.

Best regards,

Alison.

Some photos of our beautiful Mums enjoying their muMEcations retreat

Rewards

Thank you - $5

Backer Count: 4

Thank you, your donation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you - $20

Backer Count: 4

We’re grateful for your donation and would love to send you a small but unique thank you gift.

Donate and receive a muMEcations eco jute tote bag - $50

Backer Count: 6

Your donation is greatly appreciated and we would love to send you a muMEcations eco tote bag.

The reforest tote bag is made from natural jute plant fibre and includes a 90GSM non-woven pp front pocket.  Sales from these bags help contribute to landscape restoration in Australia.

Material: Vegetable Fibre & Non-Woven PP

Product size: 30cm W x 33 cm H

Pay it forward: A gorgeous tote bag for you and one for a Mum - $100

Backer Count: 4

Your donation is greatly appreciated and we would love to send you a muMEcations eco tote bag plus gift one to a deserving Mum attending one of our retreats.

The reforest tote bag is made from natural jute plant fibre and includes a 90GSM non-woven pp front pocket.  Sales from these bags help contribute to landscape restoration in Australia.

Material: Vegetable Fibre & Non-Woven PP

Product size: 30cm W x 33 cm H

Fund a massage and receive a muMEcations eco jute tote bag - $150

Backer Count: 4

Your donation is greatly appreciated and will fund a relaxing massage for a Mum on one of our muMEcations retreats.  We will also send you a muMEcations eco tote bag.

The reforest tote bag is made from natural jute plant fibre and includes a 90GSM non-woven pp front pocket.  Sales from these bags help contribute to landscape restoration in Australia.

Material: Vegetable Fibre & Non-Woven PP

Product size: 30cm W x 33 cm H

For Businesses | Fund a Mum on the Geelong muMEcation [November 2021] - $780

Limited: 12 left of 14

Give a Mum the greatest gift of all; a child-free weekend away in the gorgeous coastal town of Geelong with no cooking or cleaning!

You may know of someone you’d love to send but if not, we will nominate a Mum who is experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing due to caring for a child with disability or facing social, health or financial hardship.

We’ll be sure to share our appreciation for you and your business on our social media and e-newsletters and we’ll make sure that your sponsored Mum is encouraged to connect with you direct.

Our Geelong muMEcation includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Rydges Geelong in a Superior double room (2 x queen beds or 1 x king bed)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drinks and nibbles on Friday afternoon
  • Restaurant dinner on Friday night
  • Day trip to Torquay on Sunday to visit local shops and surf outlets (transport included)
  • Lunch at a local Torquay cafe
  • 60-minute massage at Saltair Spa Torquay
  • Mum-only gifts to take home
  • Private Facebook group to connect with attendees prior to trip

Find out more information about our Geelong muMEcation here: https://www.mumecations.com.au/product/geelong-mumecation/

For Businesses | Fund a Mum on a 3-night muMEcation in 2022 - $1100

Backer Count: 0

Give a Mum the greatest gift of all; a child-free long weekend away in a gorgeous destination with no cooking or cleaning.

You may know of someone you’d love to send but if not, we will nominate a Mum who is experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing due to caring for a child with disability or facing social, health or financial hardship.

We’ll be sure to share our appreciation for you and your business on our social media and e-newsletters and we’ll make sure that your sponsored Mum is encouraged to connect with you direct.

An example of the itinerary for our upcoming Kingscliff muMEcation in March 2022:

Friday

After making your way to Kingscliff and checking in to Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, we’ll meet for drinks and nobbles on the gorgeous beach before enjoying dinner out and a relaxing night.

Saturday and Sunday

After a peaceful sleep, you’ll enjoy two relaxed and free days starting both days with a leisurely breakfast at the resort.

Over the weekend you’ll be pampered with a 2-hour customised spa session at Exhale @ Salt, High Tea at the Salt Village French Patisserie and enjoy plenty of free time to wander along the beach, get active with some water sports or relax with a book by the pool.

Saturday night is free to explore the local restaurants or perhaps stay in and relax with a movie and in-room dining.

Sunday night will be another relaxing dinner at a local restaurant.

Monday

Today will be another relaxing day with breakfast at your leisure before checking out of the resort and enjoying a free day before heading home.

Find out more information about our planned muMEcations for 2022 here (we’ve got more launching soon): https://www.mumecations.com.au/all-breaks/

For Businesses | Sponsor a muMEcation retreat - $1500

Limited: 11 left of 12

A unique opportunity for Businesses to sponsor their very own muMEcation retreat in 2022.

You’ll receive:

  • Naming rights to the retreat (eg. The Geelong muMEcation is sponsored by _______)
  • Your logo and website link on our ‘Work With Us – Our Supporters – website page
  • An opportunity to attend lunch or dinner on your sponsored retreat
  • Shout outs on social media and in e-newsletters prior to, during and after the retreat

If you would like to discuss this sponsorship opportunity, please email alison@mumecations.com.au to arrange a time to chat.

Stretch Goals

Geelong muMEcation is fully sponsored- $9360

We would love for our upcoming Geelong muMEcation in November to be fully sponsored for 12 Victorian women experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing due to caring for children with disability or facing social, health or financial hardship.

For information on the Geelong muMEcation, visit: https://www.mumecations.com.au/product/geelong-mumecation/

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