Mummy’s Wish was founded by Queensland mums Bernadette Vella and Gayle Richardson who understand firsthand how daunting the doctor’s words “you have cancer” are, when you are the primary carer of young children.

Mummy’s Wish delivers a unique and critical support service, refined and developed following the personal experience of its founders and the many mums they have supported since they started

Every day around Australia, 13 other families have their lives turned upside down when they find out mum has cancer. They have currently supported more than 3500 families since 2007.

At current operating capacity, they can only support 20 per cent (one-in-five) of these families. But it is their goal to deliver their service to every single mum who receives a cancer diagnosis while caring for young children by the year 2025.

That is 5000 mums. Every year. 

The work that they do allows mums undergoing treatment to cope with their illness and meet the physical and emotional needs of a young family and connect with the mums on diagnosis and are there to offer support during her full treatment journey.


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