Local Mums Bring Community Together With New Social Enterprise

STOCKPORT (17th February 2017) - A group of local parents has launched a new social enterprise to help families across Stockport and Cheshire. Cheshire Parenting Collective CIC is the vision of three local mums - Ellie Thouret, Alex Smith and Gemma Jones - and provides support and information throughout pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and toddlerhood.

Local parents and their children are invited to a free coffee morning at The Bubble Room, Bramhall, at 11am on 13th March to celebrate the launch of the new social enterprise, and meet the directors and volunteers of Cheshire Parenting Collective CIC.

Director Ellie Thouret says “Our goal is to provide the kind of services that were not available when we had our children.

“We're very lucky to have a fantastic team of volunteers, who are willing to help us achieve our vision of having a community hub where parents and carers can find information on different things that they might need help or support with, or simply activities to do with their babies and children.”

Currently the community interest company offers: a baby sling library where parents, carers and prospective parents can learn about and borrow baby carriers; drop-in advice sessions; a Fourth Trimester group for expectant and new parents; a cloth nappy lending library; and referrals to other specialist organisations.

Future plans include developing a community hub through building partnerships with local groups and agencies. The Stockport & District NCT branch, PANDAS and Greater Manchester Homebirth will be represented at the coffee morning on 13th March.

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is specialised type of limited company providing services to benefit the local community. Cheshire Parenting Collective is a not-for-profit organisation supported by volunteers.

Notes to Editors:

Cheshire Parenting Collective is reliant on donations and grants and is currently fundraising to establish the cloth nappy library and secure the future of the sling library.

Donations can be made in person at the coffee morning on March 13th, or through www.paypal.me/CheshireParentingCIC.

For further information contact Ellie Thouret - 07813945061

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Cheshire Parenting Collective CIC, on Friday 17 February, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/

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