English actress, television presenter and mom-of-three, Sheree Murphy, recently sat down with Female First to talk about her charity work and her busy family life. Sheree is launching the ‘Charmin Family Of The Year’ competition in conjunction with Banardos, to encourage families to spend more time together.
On what she has been up to lately: “Well, not a lot really. I had my baby, Matilda 6 months ago now and I’m just taking time out to be a mum really. With the last two, I was working in Emmerdale so I didn’t get to see them as much. It’s really nice to be at home and be a mum, you know. So I try to fit things in, like this campaign that I’m doing. But no, my children and family come first.” When asked if she plans to have more children, she replied “No, I’d like one more, but after that no more. I’ve always wanted four, so after that I think that’s it. I’m shutting up shop after that!”
On her involvement with Charmin and looking for the Family of the Year: “Yes sure. I’m looking for the Family of the year and it’s an ongoing competition and basically Charmin wanted to encourage families to spend more time together and we’re looking for a family that enjoy spending time together, you know. You don’t exactly need money to go out together and have fun. You know they can go out, go to the beach or whatever, just spend time together as a Family, which I think is great because your family should come first. That’s what the campaign is basically, So you can write in to nominate your family, or someone else’s family and we just want some positive stories, no more than 500 words and just to say about your family and what you get up to. And for every entry received Charmin will donate £1 to Banardos to help fund their charity. So the more entries we get, the better!”
On if she does other charity work: “I do some charity work, but you know with a family, I like to focus on them. But when things do come in, I hate saying no! you know anything involving families is really close to my heart so I try to do as much as I can . Family is really important, especially when you have kids yourself, it pulls at the heartstrings.”
On how she balances it all: “Oh, it’s super hard. I live in the North and my family live in the South and my husband’s family live in Australia, so it’s hard. We do really have to choose work. At the moment my husband’s playing football, so I’m in the house. But if there’s something I really want to do, then my mum comes up to look after the kids. It is hard though, we just juggle and I manage to get there. My kids come first, but I do love to work, once my husband comes back, I may go back to it.”
On if she’s working on any future projects: “I’m not looking for work right now, but when the time is right then great. There are things always coming in, but family comes first. I don’t want to leave the kids and go off. You have to think about things and asses them, but I’m very lucky and happy anyway right now!”
To read the rest of the interview, click here.
Source: Female First
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