Help bag cash for par­ent­ing group

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A PAR­ENTS’ sup­port group is bid­ding to bag a mas­sive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help ini­tia­tive.

Cheshire Par­ent­ing Col­lec­tive CIC is one of three groups bid­ding for votes to win up to £4,000 in grants.

The so­cial en­ter­prise pro­vides emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port to lo­cal par­ents, from preg­nancy to tod­dler­hood.

Vol­un­teers or­gan­ise drop-in groups, a baby car­rier li­brary, reusable nappy kit hire and a Fourth Trimester group for new and ex­pec­tant par­ents.

It runs these events at Ash Grove Chil­dren’s Cen­tre and Bro­ken Cross Chil­dren’s Cen­tre.

With fund­ing from the Tesco Bags of Help ini­tia­tive, Cheshire Par­ent­ing Col­lec­tive CIC hopes to add more slings and car­ri­ers to its lend­ing li­brary and train more vol­un­teers to sup­port lo­cal fam­i­lies.

El­lie Thouret, direc­tor at Cheshire Par­ent­ing Col­lec­tive CIC, said: “We are thrilled to be in­volved in this fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive.

“We help around 100 lo­cal par­ents each month, and with sup­port from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, we can reach even more.

“We hope lo­cal fam­i­lies will get out there and vote for our project.”

See www.cheshire par­ent­ing­cic.org.uk.

Gemma Jones (left) and El­lie Thouret from Cheshire Par­ent­ing Col­lec­tive

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