Event to help mums connect with each other
LOUGHBOROUGH families headed to Rosebery St Peter’s Community Centre for the launch of the new Mush app that aims to help mums connect with one another.
The Mush Up event, on Friday, September 22, gave parents a chance to share stories and make friends as their children played.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan attended and said it was a great idea to have a platform for mums to meet and share information.
Donna Richardson, event organiser, said: “The event was a huge success and I’d like to thank everyone who came.
“It takes a community to help raise children together and our event was about reaching out to mums and dads who might feel isolated day-to-day and getting them in touch with lots of other parents in their community.”
The highlight of the event was a Little Movers workshop by Liz Clark, of Turned on its Head, creators of SPONGE - an interactive play that is touring the UK.
The event also provided a platform for businesses to showcase their services such as photography, arts and crafts, children’s yoga sessions at Loughborough Library and face-painting to name a few.
And everyone took part in a prize draw made possible by donations from businesses across Charnwood and Leicestershire.
Donna told the Echo she would like to thank the businesses who provided prizes, Nikita Collington and Kirsty Gallagher for their help running the event, and Tesco and Morrisons for donating refreshments.
Donna said: “The launch event will hopefully inspire the start of a new mum movement in the town and we look forward to seeing the mums of Loughborough interact online and in public.”
Pictured, from left to right, are Donna Richardson and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan. Image courtesy of Kirsty Gallagher.