Celebrated on various different days across many countries, Mothers’ Day pays respect to mothers and maternal figures and believe it or not, can even be traced way back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans!
But it is important to understand that ‘mums’ come in many forms, and despite whether a woman’s maternal role is biological, adoptive, step mum, foster mum, grandmother, aunt, big sister, teacher, friend or otherwise, Mothers’ Day is an opportunity to celebrate ALL women.
In recognition of the idea that all women are mothers regardless of having birthed a child or not, Finns Recreation Club is celebrating Mothers’ Day with their Walk for Women on Sunday, May 8th – a date on which more than seventy countries throughout the world honour their mums!
Not only is it an opportunity to pay homage to all of those special “IBU’S” in our lives, but all profits and funds raised will go directly to Bali Mother and Baby House. This is a relatively new initiative designed to provide assistance, education and support to women and teens as well as a temporary house for new born, abandoned babies.
Nothing too strenuous and designed to encourage every body and build, Walk for Women is a 3km fun walk around the Finns Recreation Club Sports Field. It’s a day to get everyone out of bed and involved in some fun for a good cause. Gates will open from 8am with a heart starting Zumba warm up from 8.30am. The walk commences from 9am and the whole family can get in on the act and dress up for the chance to win loads of prizes and giveaways.
There’ll be awards for Best Dressed Individual and Team, Biggest Team, Lucky Door and Biggest Fundraiser. Grab a sponsor form when you register for the walk and encourage friends, family or complete strangers to sponsor your laps to raise more money for this worthy support centre for women and babies.
After the walk is completed, the shenanigans are set to continue with an obstacle course and games, guaranteeing good clean fun for family members of all ages. Stay on after your morning of exercise, grab some well earned sustenance from the numerous food stalls and enjoy live music at Bistro C, or send the kids to cool off at Splash while you celebrate the rest of Mothers’ Day!
Participation in the walk is Rp100,000 per adult and Rp50,000 per child and includes event entry, t shirt, water, fruit and a free foot or shoulder massage! For non Finns Recreation Club members who would also like to include entry to Splash Water Park, registration is Rp300,000 per adult and Rp180,000 per child and allows participants to enjoy all of the fun and facilities of Splash for the remainder of the afternoon.
Those wishing to participate in the Walk for Women are required to register by May 3rd at either Finns Recreation Club reception or online via:
As women, we are by nature, maternal in the way that we nurture our children, the children of others, our pets, partners and even our friends and employees. There’s strength in numbers ladies, so come along on Sunday May 8th with your siblings, sons, daughters and significant others to celebrate mothers everywhere and walk for a wonderful cause.