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What are you doing for Mum on Mother's Day?

Trees for Mum encourages sons and daughters of all ages to remember and honour their mums by planting a tree on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is an ideal time to pay tribute to mums who have passed away or to celebrate
mums living far away. And this year, Mildura residents will be spoilt for choice when looking
for an activity to remember and honour their mums this year.

People are once again invited to participate in this year’s Trees for Mum event, which is
starting to become a tradition for many people in what can often be a sad and nostalgic time.

And this year, Trees for Mum is pleased to be working with the inaugural Mother’s Day
Classic to be held at the Ornamental Lakes on Mother’s Day morning providing an additional
opportunity for people to enjoy a meaningful and beautiful morning to celebrate their mums.

“We’re very excited to be working with the Mother’s Day Classic this year”, says Coordinator
of Trees for Mum - Mildura, Nardia Sheriff.

“From 9am to 11am, people will be able to pick up a tree from our stall at the Classic and head out to Kings Billabong after they’ve participated in the fun run or simply turn up to the Walks Carpark near Bruce’s Bend and get a tree onsite.

"Kings Billabong is looking magnificent at the moment with all the rain we’ve had so I
encourage people to make a day of it – pack a picnic, plant a tree and take the time to reflect
on the wonders that are our mums."

This year’s planting will be held on Sunday 8th May at the Walks Carpark, just past Bruce’s
Bend at Kings Billabong, from 9am to 2pm. Trees will once again be free of charge courtesy
of Mallee Catchment Management Authority and Mallee Landcare and people may like to
bring their own shovel and gardening gloves to assist in planting their tree.

To find the planting site, simply follow the blue balloons from the intersection of Cureton and Irymple Avenues in Nichols Point.

For more information, contact Nardia Sheriff on 0405 315 713 or

Background of event
Trees for Mum was created in 2002 by Lauren Adlam and Deena Raphael who after losing
their mothers wanted to create a space to allow people of all ages to celebrate their mum by
planting a tree in her honour. Since that first planting over 20 000 people have participated
in the program. More information can be found at

In 2005, Nardia coordinated her first tree planting in Melbourne as a gesture to her own
mother who died of breast cancer in 1998 and has been coordinating the program in Mildura
since 2009.

“Mildura has really embraced Trees for Mum and it’s has allowed me and many
other people the chance to participate in Mother’s day again and remember our mums in a
positive way,” she said.

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