Beyond barbed wire
Beyond Barbed Wire (BBW), run by Barnardos Australia, supports socially disadvantaged mums, break the cycle of incarceration, so they can be restored with their children post prison release.
Each year for Mother’s Day, we release our limited edition Mayde for Mums blend in celebration and support of mums. We donate a portion of the blend’s sales to BBW to support some of Australia’s most vulnerable mums. 2021 marks our third year supporting BBW.
BBW is made up of a suite of support services for women. Each mum who voluntarily enters the program is provided with a mentor. The mentor works closely with each mum to overcome all kinds of obstacles, such as housing, parenting skills, and employment. One key aspect of supporting mums in employment is offering them the opportunity to learn new work skills. The program has its very own coffee cart which teaches barista skills! Fat Poppy donates coffee to the ‘Three Wise Women’ cart all year round.