The Dyldam Parramatta Eels are supporting Mummy’s Wish during their Christmas Bear Campaign, bringing the warm and fuzzy back and encouring all our Blue and Gold Army to get behind the great campaign!

Mummy’s Wish provides truly practical support to mums and mums-to-be fighting cancer with all care facilities and hospitals in Queensland, Sydney Greater Metropolitan area and the NSW Central Coast referring to the service.

They provide a shoulder to lean on and ease the burden of diagnosis, treatment & changes in the family dynamic that cancer brings.

Mummy’s Wish funds and arrange house cleaning, tutoring for affected children, emergency childcare, grocery vouchers, hospital car parking, nutritious meal delivery and loan iPads for family Skypes during treatment relation separations.

In addition they provide advice on managing the lifestyle changes that are brought about by Mum’s diagnosis and treatment & assist with family memory making for terminal partners.

Dyldam Parramatta Eels forward Junior Paulo, who is a new father after the birth of his first son a few months ago, missed his son during the Eels preseason training camp and was happy to throw his support behind the campaign.

“When I travelled to Seattle a few weeks ago for the preseason training camp with the Parramatta Eels, it was the first time I have been away from my son since he was born. I missed him a lot whilst I was over there!” Paulo said.

“I called back to my family at home every day to talk to them and so that I could talk to my son.“

“My son is still young so I am not sure if he recognizes my voice but I keep talking to him anyway!”

Paulo knows that the campaign would offer great support and comfort to families who need assistance in tough times.

“The idea of them being able to have a bear with my voice so that my son could listen to is great! It would be tough for families in this situation (mums and mums-to-be fighting cancer) so this would be a great source of comfort and support.” Paulo said.

“It is comforting knowing that my son could hear me even though I am not always there since I am travelling with footy.”

Mummy’s Wish is calling on the public to help these families by bringing them not only mum’s voice, but a warm cuddle any time they need it in the form of a Talking Comfort Bear.

Every Talking Comfort Bear purchased as a gift this Christmas, Mummy's Wish can fund the purchase of a talking bear for the children of Mums with cancer that can record a message from Mum, offering stressed and lonely little ones a feeling of safety, warmth and assurance when they need it most.

Bears began going on sale yesterday at www.mummyswish.org.au and cut off date for Christmas delivery Australia wide is December 10. The cost is $40 per bear with voice recorder and postage nationwide is $10 for up to three bears.

For more information, visit www.mummyswish.org.au