Event to help mums con­nect with each other

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

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.

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