Big Buddy News

There’s always a lot going on at Big Buddy. We are active in the media – in print, television, radio and Facebook – sharing our mentoring stories and news about everything from expansion plans to funding successes. Many of our stories come fresh from the field via coordinators, Big and Little Buddies, and mothers. They are always a good read!

We’d love to hear your stories about mentoring – please send them to us (here).

A Mum’s story – How Big Buddy helped extend her village

Mum Angela Smith made a very moving speech at a recent fundraising lunch we thought was too good not to re-share. Here is an abridged version… Our stories shape us. Some more so than others and so this is me, with an openness and a few nerves, sharing our Big Buddy story with you. And …

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Celebrating the wonderful mums and mother figures in our community!

Nadine – An extraordinary mother and grandmother It is almost impossible to get Nadine Ledingham to talk about herself. Even for a Mother’s Day story! With five grandchildren aged two, four, nine, 10 and 17, plus her 93-year-old father living with her, Nadine isn’t used to focusing on herself. The incredibly generous and loving grandmother …

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