Braintree: Hopes for grant to kick start newborn centre project
6:00pm Sunday 10th February 2013 in News
Mums are hoping for a £5,000 grant to kickstart their hopes for a newborn drop-in centre.
The Braintree and Dunmow branch of the National Childbirth Trust has applied for Braintree Council’s Mi Community fund.
It would also put £1,000 towards the project.
The newborn drop-in would be held in Great Notley and cater for 20 new mums.
Chairman Mel Sims said: “Lots and lots of mums come to the Marks Farm groups on the other side of Braintree, I live in Black Notley and I just found there wasn’t enough going on in Great Notley.
“Basically it is to give Braintree a second out let as our baby group is heaving.”
She hopes the group will provide support for new mums who can often feel isolated in their first few months.
If it goes ahead it could include aspects such as a baby sensory and massage.
The group will hold its nearly new sale in the Tabor Sports Centre, Braintree, on March 2.
For more information visit www.nct.org.uk/dunmow