Brighton Regional Gathering Review

We were very lucky with the weather, it was a real scorcher all morning. We met at a lovely cafe next to a park with a paddling pool right on the beach in Brighton. We were a total of 5 families, with families coming to join us throughout the morning. The children had huge milkshakes…

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Dublin Regional Gathering Review

On 6th June 2015, 8 families from all over Ireland attended the second Dublin regional gathering, organised by Caring Matters Now. For some families it was a chance to catch up again and for others it was their first time attending such an event and they were keen to chat to other families affected by…

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My Daughter Sophie

By Ginny Sometimes when I read the CMN newsletter I am left feeling heartbroken at what some families have had to endure with their children who have been born with CMN. Part of me is very glad I was so ignorant of this condition when my daughter was born because for us it has been…

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Hannah’s Coffee Morning

Our family were all away the weekend that Caring Matters Now had their official coffee morning, so we did ours a bit late! As a family we’ve been keen to raise more funds and more awareness, and as we enjoy opening our home up for friends and family we thought a coffee morning was the…

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Georgia’s Story

January 2013 was the month my husband Gareth and I found out we were going to be having another baby, overjoyed but nervous we kept this to ourselves for the first few months until the first scan, I remember driving to the hospital trying to prepare myself for this appointment (having had a few disappointing…

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Devon Regional Gathering Review

There were thirteen of us who met at Woodlands park on a Saturday morning in June. That’s 3 families. We all got on straight away and I couldn’t wait to go on the water slide, Viking ship and toboggan run with everyone. I could see that everybody was having a good time. We all want…

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Ava & Megan’s Sponsored Silence

To Caring Matters Now My name is Ava, I’m 10 years old. My friend Megan and I did a sponsored silence to raise money for you. The reason we did this was because my brother, Harrison is affected by Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. We managed to raise £170.20 by doing the sponsored silence from midnight until…

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The Jessica Ma Award 2019

In December 2014 one of our founding trustees Jessica Ma lost her battle with cancer. Jessica was not only a trustee to the Caring Matters Now charity, but also an amazing, courageous and inspirational friend to many in the charity and beyond. Due to Jessica’s wise and tireless work in managing the charity’s finances over…

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