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Mums get down to business

Herefordshire mums are getting down to business this week and showcasing their new craft enterprises at one of Herefordshire Council’s children’s centres.

On Monday, 22 October, Springfield Children’s Centre, Belmont Avenue, Hereford, will be hosting a craft fair where 12 mums, who have set up their own businesses, will have some of their goods for sale.

The event called Mummies Make it Better runs from 2.30-4.30pm and everyone is welcome.  Goods on offer include cakes, jewellery, pottery, bags and puddings which can be purchased on the day or ordered for future occasions.  The mums are also planning a raffle for parents and a treasure hunt for the children.

Sam Skinner the mother behind the venture said that busy mums often forget about looking after themselves and don’t realise help is out there for them.  Sam’s health visitor, Sarah Wilcox told her about the help and support available at the children’s centres, which led to
her getting involved at the centre and setting up the new craft business.
  
Sarah, health visitor with Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “This new idea is a really good initiative to help mums with their emotional health and wellbeing following the birth of their baby.  Thanks to our partnership with the children’s centres, together we were able to provide a free venue for the mums to hold their craft fair”.

“The craft fair is a great opportunity to help the mums launch their new businesses and for all mums and carers to come along and find out about the free support and advice available at our children’s centres”.