February was a great month, Wellbeing days in both Crewe and Winsford were a massive success. Both days treatment times were full, with great women of the local community taking time for themselves.
Our “we are family” group, met for family games which was a brilliant evening, with winners going home with a family ticket to Chester Zoo. Our next “we are family “ meeting (a group for gay parents and their children) meets at Queens Park, for an Easter egg trail, on 31st March at 2pm.
March is even busier still with our “Crewe Women’s Day” on March 10th, a celebration of International Women’s Day, the day in planned in partnership with Crewe Town Council. The aim of the day is for women to network and show case all the great services that are out there to the women of Crewe. As a woman of the Crewe area, I am always surprised what opportunities and services are available in Crewe that women don’t know about, so on Thursday we are hoping to show case these. We have made up loads of gift bags to give out to all the ladies in Crewe on Thursday, keep your eye out for the MotherWell team as they have a great gift to give you.
There will be a range of free workshops in Crewe Library throughout the day from cooking to meditation. We are providing a light lunch for you all as well. Face painting is available for children and they can join in with free activities from art to story time.
The day will bring together two moments for me that I can’t wait for!
It will be the first time our “mums the word” exhibition will be shown in its entirety. This project was funded by the Cheshire Crime Commissioner, the exhibition looks at the changing roles of mums in Crewe, while also researching the history in Crewe. This was an intergenerational project that has brought together many women from areas of Crewe Central who have all made a valuable contribution to the exhibition.
The second great moment will be the official opening of our Mums Uniting Mums post-natal group. A group that we have fundraised for, for many months now. The group will be opened by Crewe Deputy Major and, inspirational speaker and author Elaine Hanzak. Elaine has 2 books that reflect her personal journey of post-natal depression. I met with Elaine before setting up our post-natal group and this helped to shape what we offer as a service to mums who have just had children and mums experiencing PND. A group that we hope will help support many.
Hope to see you all on March 10th 11:00-3:00 in Crewe.
all in all a very busy March, and lots more exciting things to come after Easter.