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Single mums to get special treatment on Mother’s Day

Release Date: 22 Mar 2017

Single mums can make sure they don’t miss out on a little Mother’s Day pampering by taking advantage of a special event being held by Barnardo’s at The Triangle in Crystal Palace, south London.

Beauticians ready to pamper single mumas at Barnardo's The Triangle in Crystal Palace

The Triangle team are encouraging mums to come along to the centre in Coxwell Road for Mothering Sunday on March 26, to enjoy a free breakfast and beauty treatments in a calm and relaxing environment while their children are kept entertained with a party in another room.  

The session, called Mum Me Time, will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm. It is aimed at women living alone with children in south London who might benefit from the regular support on offer from Barnardo’s through The Triangle’s lone parents’ group, which meets every fortnight on a Tuesday from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Professional massage therapists and beauticians are booked in to make sure everyone can enjoy a special treat on Mother’s Day at no cost, thanks to donations from the Friends of the Triangle supporters group. Party organisers Magical Quests will be on hand to keep little ones occupied with drama-related play.

Rajinder Nagra, Manager of The Triangle for Barnardo’s, said:

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when all mums should have the opportunity to unwind and be recognised for all the rewarding but exhausting effort that goes into being a parent. Mum Me Time is a way for us to ensure single mums don’t miss out on this opportunity to take a break and enjoy a bit of pampering.

We hope those who take part in this event will come back to The Triangle for the regular support sessions that we offer for lone parents. Doing it on your own can be really tough, and we want people to know that they’re not alone and the support is out there.

The Mum Me Time concept was developed by south London entrepreneur Eva Levinson, who has chosen to hand ownership of the brand over to the Friends of the Triangle to help raise funds for Barnardo’s. While all treatments at the Mother’s Day event are free, future events will offer heavily discounted treatments for around £15.

Charlotte Kuofie, chair of the Friends of the Triangle group, said:

We need to find creative ways to bring in funds so that The Triangle can continue to support the local community in all sorts of ways, and we’re so grateful to Eva for handing Mum Me Time over to us. The money we can raise by offering affordable beauty treatments at future events will make a huge difference.

The next dates for the lone parents’ group at The Triangle are March 21, April 4, April 18 and May 2. More Mum Me Time events will also be held later in the year.

To book a place at Mum Me Time or find out more the lone parents group please email


Notes to editors

For more information please contact Dan Hodges on 07887 737 048 or email

Picture caption: The group of beauticians and therapists ready to offer free treatments to single mums who visit The Triangle on Mother’s Day, with Barnardo’s volunteer Lisa Dos Anjos Santos.

Mum Me Time, will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Sunday, March 26 at Barnardo’s The Triangle, 2 Coxwell Rd, London SE19 3BG.

Barnardo’s: The Triangle is a vibrant community hub in Crystal Palace, with a multi-level soft play area (ages 0-6), café, Barnardo’s shop, meetings and events space and more. For more details please visit

The Triangle’s lone parents’ group meets every fortnight on a Tuesday from 1pm to 2.30pm, with the next events scheduled for April 4, April 18 and May 2.

Last year 248,000 children, young people and families were supported by Barnardo’s through 996 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes. We work to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and every year we help thousands of families to build a better future. But we cannot do it without you.

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