LOCAL NCT BRANCH WEYMOUTH, DORCHESTER AND BLANDFORD IS BACK STRONGER THAN EVER
By NCTWeyDorch | Thursday, March 07, 2013, 22:02
NCT Weymouth, Dorchester and Blandford Branch is celebrating its survival after a influx of new and enthusiastic volunteers.
As part of the celebrations, the branch will be holding a popular Nearly New Sale on Saturday 16th March at the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester(10am-12).
The branch has helped thousands of parents over the years through its antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding support, coffee mornings and bumps and baby get- togethers.
Clare Perriss, Branch Co-ordinator for NCT Weymouth, Dorchester and Blandford Branch, said: "At the end of last year we had lost many of our core volunteers so we held a survival meeting.
"At the meeting we were just completely overwhelmed by how many dedicated and passionate people offered to volunteer. "Now we have a fully functioning committee and lots of exciting events on the horizon."
She added that the branch is stronger than ever, due to a dedicated group of mums who feel passionately about the NCT and want to offer support for other parents in the Weymouth, Dorchester and Blandford area.
The Nearly New Sale is a really popular event that attracts thousands of mums and expectant parents.
As well as this event, the branch is organizing a baby first aid course on Saturday 27th April in Dorchester.
Our events are open to all mums and dads in the area, whether they are a member of the NCT or not but NCT members often get a headstart at the sales and other special member discounts.
Other events being planned include pamper nights, a family fun day, a duck race and other courses useful to parents.
Mrs Perriss added: "Local parents who are keen to find out more about NCT events should come along to our events.
We offer lots of activities to enable new and expectant parents to get together and meet others in the same situation or just to make friends.
"We want our community to build up so we can be bigger than ever and meet lots of new parents."
Volunteers from the branch also run a busy playgroup on Monday mornings (during term time) from 10-12 at the Upwey Memorial Hall, which caters for all children from newborn to school age.
Every session provides playtime, craft activities, snacks and a chance for children to play in safety and mums to socialise with other mums.
This branch is one of NCT's network of over 300 local branches in the UK, dedicated to supporting parents via a range of services including antenatal and postnatal courses, breastfeeding support, bumps and babies groups, coffee mornings, nearly new sales and much, much more.
How you can contact us
If you want to contact the NCT to find out about events, support for mums, breastfeeding advice please either call 0844 243 6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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NCT EVENTS 2013
• Sat 16 March: Nearly New Sale – Thomas Hardye School, 10am-12 (NCT
members 9:45 start)
• Sat 27 April: Baby First Aid Course, Dorchester – contact email@example.com
• Sat 29 June: Nearly New Sale, Blandford School, 2pm-4pm