Beckenham and Bromley Twins Club

Don’t forget it’s Movie time this Friday at Beckenham and Bromley Twins Club…..

Alongside our usual playgroup session this Friday morning 10-12 we will also have a ‘Cinema’ room showing children’s favourites. 

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Fantastic New Discount from Jo Jingles Bromley Area…..

Jo Jingles Bromley does not charge for second sibling/twin.

What a great offer, Thank you Jo Jingles.
website/contact http://www.jojingles.com/bromley or jjbromley@yahoo.co.uk

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Little Fingers at Friday Twins Club Playgroup this Friday 

Hi everyone,


Hope you have all had a wonderful Easter! 

Pleased to announce that I have managed to reschedule Little Fingers baby/toddler sensory class for this Friday. Angie will be the lady running the class and I am sure all your little ones will thoroughly enjoy it. 

I have also attached a copy of our calendar of events that has been arranged for Friday 3T’s. Some of you have been in contact regarding something similar for Tuesday’s Twinplus and I am currently liaising with the ladies that run the Tuesday playgroup to discuss this with them, as the set up is slightly different to the Friday playgroup. Will happily keep you posted regarding this. 

Also, wanted to invite you along to our committee meeting taking place next Wednesday 22nd April 
19:45-21:30. If you are interested in joining us for an evening of tea/coffee and cake (child free), then please let me know and I will send you Claire’s address. Any ideas you have, ways we can improve the club, events that we can hold, all will be welcomed. 
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Upcoming events at Friday Playgroup 

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and have enjoyed the break. 

Reminder that both at groups resume next week, 10-12:00 for both. 

Below is our calendar of events for Friday 3T’s and I’m pleased to announce that Little Fingers will be joining us on our first week back, Friday 17th April, to run a baby/toddler sensory class for the morning. 

Look forward to seeing you all there. 

Natalie



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Easter Holiday DatesTuesday TwinsPlus break up on Tuesday 24th March and return on Tuesday 14th April.Friday 3T’s break up on Friday 27th March and return on Friday 17th April. 

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Craft morning Friday 13th March

Good evening everyone.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the glorious sunshine we’ve been fortunate to have. 


This coming Friday at 3T’s playgroup, we will have bags for your little ones to decorate with felt pens.


A little Mothers Day gift for you Mums to keep, cherish and take out shopping with you! 


For all those with little ones old enough to participate the cost of entry on the day will be £4. Normal £2.50 entry applies to everyone else.


Be lovely to see as many of you there as possible for a fun creative morning.


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News from Esi

My name is Esi, I’m a 30 year old mum of twins from South London, asking people to take some time to think of others.


For years I’ve been blessed to visit Ghana where I always enjoy precious time with my family; and where I am always made to feel so welcome. Whilst enjoying a comfortable life in Ghana, the reality of my blessings has always been clear to me. My family have always supported charities in various ways with my 90 year old Grandma regularly volunteering for and supporting  many worthy causes.


I’ve said to myself on many occasions “I must do something more to help”, and until recently that was just hot air. Tired of my failure to do more than just think about helping I decided to take action. How hard could it be right?


I was planning a visit to Ghana with my daughters and began to wonder about what there was in way of support for twins there. I have great support at my fingertips here if I need it- my local twins club, Tamba, online twin mum forums; and of course friends and family. Not to mention the fantastic medical care and midwifery support I received- often these things are easy to take for granted.


The reality is few in this world are blessed with those things. So I decided to find a way to help twins which is when I stumbled across Ghana Twins Foundation online. I made contact with the founders and organised to meet and make donations. Just with my own outgrown twins clothes I had plenty, but the offers for donations poured in and I ended up with three large boxes of clothes, shoes, toys etc.


I had so much I decided to split the donations to help two additional charities.


My next commitment was to ensure everything was personally received by the people who really needed it. Putting it into the hands of those they were intended for.


Along with my daughters and grandma, I visited a small foster home with just under 40 orphaned and abandoned kids; an orphanage with almost 200 children from newborn -18; met with Ghana Twins Foundation, and went out on a mission to the streets of Nima meeting twin mum’s.


These people were so very grateful for all of your wonderful donations; and all I had done was collect things people didn’t need anymore, and organise door to door shipping to deliver. 


Just a few minutes of your time to gather up unwanted things and donate, made a big difference to a LOT of peoples lives, so thank you!


After seeing the difference it had made  I found myself committing to send more, it was just the right thing to do.


I also set up a project called Twin Gifting with Ghana Twins Foundation, which will help families with twins and multiples in crisis. They can make application for clothes, toys etc. and be given a package of age appropriate clothes in pairs!


What I achieved wasn’t that hard and I thoroughly encourage you to help me to continue do more!


One extra large box costs £80 to ship, £500 would pay for shipping huge volumes of donations, which I plan to coordinate throughout the year.


Look for us on Facebook/giftingglobal to find out more about us and read about our previous and current missions.  Please like our page and support us by spreading the word!


Much love,


Esi


https://m.gofund.me/ncsk44


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Friday Playgroup CLOSED tomorrow Friday 20th February

Unfortunately, Friday 3T’s will be closed tomorrow now and we will be arranging for Little Fingers to attend next Friday to run their sensory class.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED FOR FRIDAYS 3T’s….

URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED FOR FRIDAYS 3T’s….

Can you spare 2 hours a month?

If so would you consider being a volunteer for the Beckenham Twins Club?

We meet each Friday morning from 10am to 12pm at Beckenham Methodist Church, Bevington Hall, Bevington Road, Beckenham.

Beckenham Twins Club aim is to support each other as we are all families of multiples. The emphasis of the club is on friendship and new members will find it invaluable to know they are not alone in their new situation.We meet through the holidays as well, so there will always be someone to talk to term-time or not.

The Club is run solely by volunteers, as a volunteers we ask that you turn up 10 minutes before the start time to help set up and stay a few minutes when it finishes to help pack the toys away. You don’t need to turn up every week as it is done on a rota system. Ideally if everyone could do one Friday a month then we would have enough volunteers to keep the club open. Unfortunately if we do not get enough volunteers we will be forced to close permanently.

Michelle and Laura have done a fantastic job organising the rota and keeping the playgroup open, but at the end of February they will both have to step down due to their own personal circumstances.

Therefore, we are looking for 1 or 2 people to run the club as a paid role on a weekly basis, along with volunteers to help open and close.

If you are interested in earning a little extra and would like to give some time back to the club, that I hope in the past has helped you, then please do email us at bbtwinsclub@gmail.com

Sadly, if we don’t find someone to take over, we will have to close Friday club, which will sadden me terribly.

Thank you in advance.

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TUESDAY playgroup Twins Plus is CLOSED FOR HALF TERM this week

Beckenham Friday 3 T’s is open during half term come along this Friday 10-12 for a cuppa and chat, and space for the kiddies to run around and play.

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