Mother’s Day has a habit of sneaking up on us. Avoid last-minute panic. This is your official warning to plan ahead.

For a second year in a row, Merry People, the Melbourne gumboot label, has teamed up with Mother’s Day Classic. Each year the Foundation raises money for breast cancer research in the lead up to Mother’s Day, and this year is the first time fundraising for ovarian cancer research as well. Last year, Merry People raised $50,000 for the cause - and this year, the collaboration has stepped up a notch. For the first time, the brand’s bestselling Bobbi boot will be available in a limited-edition coral pink and rust colourway in collaboration with the Mother's Day Classic, featuring their iconic yellow daisy.

Until Mother’s Day (or until sold out, so don't hesitate), 20 per cent of each pair sold will be donated to the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation to help fund vital breast and ovarian cancer research. In addition, 200 Bobbi boots in the beetroot tone have been donated to the hardworking volunteers and to other fundraising activities. From April 24 to May 12, Merry People will also be donating 20 per cent of sales from the Dusty Pink Bobbi Boot.

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Merry People founder and CEO Danielle Pearce says she wanted to work with Mother’s Day Classic because of their shared love of the outdoors, bright colours and celebrating women. The Foundation’s work also hits home for the Merry People team, which has been closely impacted by breast and ovarian cancer. “I just sent an email to them last year and said … we really love what you’re about. And they got back to me straight away. It all went from there,” says Pearce.

The practical yet elevated gumboot is waterproof, made from natural rubber and lined with cushy neoprene for warmth and comfort, and has built-in arch support for all-day wear. The ankle boot is a bright staple for the cooler months, and a cheery way to invite mum outside with you.

“You could go for a walk with your mum, walk the dog or go to the beach, or maybe Mum’s into gardening,” says Pearce.

Pearce recently welcomed her second child into the world, which makes her appreciate the work Mother’s Day Classic does even more. “Being able to contribute to research that helps more families stay together and more women go through their lives is something that hits a little bit differently, especially since becoming a mum,” she says. “There’s nothing more I want in this world [than] to watch and see my children grow up.”

Mother’s Day has also taken on more meaning since becoming one herself. “It’s about celebrating the women in your life and what they’ve all done for their families,” she says. “You realise how selfless you are [as a mum], and the sacrifices women go through to become mums … and so for me it’s a celebration of how women have given to their children and society through being a mum.”

And in even better news, there’s a chance to win a weekend away with your mum (and a pair of boots), so you can really make this Mother’s Day one to remember. Each winner will also win a one-night stay in a Tiny Away, so don’t hesitate to enter. Entries close Thursday May 2.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Merry People.