Mum offers strangers $1,000 to fly – but you won’t be able to relax – Up News Info

The anxious parent, named Rachel, is due to fly to Sydney from the UK with her children, aged four, two and two months – but says she could do with some help

Concerned mum Rachel enlisted strangers to help her on a long flight

A mother faced with the prospect of spending almost 24 hours on a plane with three children has offered complete strangers over £500 to join and help her.

The anxious parent, named Rachel, is due to fly to Sydney from the UK with her children, aged four, two and two months.

She took to social media to ask for help – and said she had been stunned by the response.

Rachel, who lives in Australia, has to travel to the UK for her brother’s wedding, but her husband cannot join her.

She offered $1,000 – the equivalent of £570 – for a helping hand.

She offered almost £600 for someone to help her (file image)


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Calling for help looking after children Ivy, four, Stella, two, and baby Willow on the Malaysia Airlines flight back to Sydney, she wrote: “Anyone traveling from London to Sydney and wanting to win 1 $000??”

She continued: “Type of things you could help with: holding the baby so I can help the older girls, helping the 4 and 2 year olds with their meals, entertaining the 4 and 2 year olds – puzzles, books, have their televisions and headphones sorted, etc.

“It’s a 23.5 hour flight, so it’s basically $42 an hour, but I wouldn’t expect you to help with the kids for 24 hours straight!”

She described her children as doing well, but added: “Whenever the older girls are sleeping you have nothing to do and even when they’re awake I’m glad they watch as much TV as they do. they want to, so whatever you could then make sure the headphones don’t fall off, put on the next movie, etc.

“I will also do everything I can, but I will also have to take care of the baby.”

Rachel said she was stunned by the response


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Following her appeal in a number of Facebook groups, Rachel told Daily Mail Australia the response had been “incredible”.

She said: “I’m actually quite overwhelmed by the kindness and support of so many strangers towards me.

“Initially, I was asking for help from my family and offering to pay for their flight etc, but I had no joy.

“I told a friend about it who told me she found her nanny through a Facebook nanny group and a lot of people would come from Europe.”

She said that in addition to those who volunteered their services, some had suggested groups in which she should post.

Rachel told the Mail she was now narrowing the list of candidates.

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