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08 March 2013

Jesus House offers pampering treatments to 'unsung mothers'

Jesus House offers pampering treatments to 'unsung mothers'

Jesus House is offering free pampering treatments on Saturday, 9 March, for mothers from their local neighbourhood. As part of Mother's Day celebrations, mothers from Barnet will be given a selection of luxurious and relaxing treatments, including manicures, pedicures and massages. Mothers will also be given a goodie bag to take with them after they have received their pampering experience.

Jesus House ran a similar event last year, in response to Proctor and Gamble's Changing face of Motherhood 2012 report which revealed that 47 per cent of mothers only have two hours of free time to themselves every week. The demands of working in paid employment and taking care of the family were the biggest factors which reduced the amount of 'me time' which mothers felt they had.

The aim of the day is to celebrate and bless hard-working mothers who may not usually have the time or money to treat themselves.

Abolaji Tokuta, a member of the women's ministry at Jesus House, said: "In these times of austerity, spa treatments, manicures and pedicures are considered a luxury for most mothers especially those who have been hit hardest by the current economic downturn. These women work hard in spite of their circumstances to look after their homes and families. This year, we want to use the pampering experience at our beauty chapel to show our appreciation for these unsung heroes."

Ayo Adedoyin, head of community action at Jesus House, added: "We hope the 'day off' will leave these special mums feeling revitalised and appreciated."

In response to the event last year, mother-of-three, Susan Evans, commented that the day had been "beyond lovely" and another local resident, Jesus House is a large, multi-cultural church that runs a range of activities for the local community, including a night shelter for the homeless, a food bank and a youth business project which aims to tackle youth unemployment. Following on from the summer riots in 2011, they ran a week of serving in their local community which focused on practical tasks such as trimming hedges, sweeping pavements and clearing up rubbish.

If you would like to recommend a mum from the borough of Barnet to receive this special beauty experience, then you can register them here as there are only limited spaces available http://pamperamum.eventbrite.co.uk/.