Beckenham and Bromley Twins Club

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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Upcoming events at Friday Playgroup

Morning everyone,

The committee are busy bee’s at the moment planning a calendar of events for you all and so far the following will be taking place of the next few weeks at Friday 3T’s playgroup:

Mrs Poppets Pottery Parties are with us this Friday. Lots of creative fun to be had at the “make and take” table from 10am onwards.

Little Fingers, baby/toddler sensory class will be taking place on Friday 20th February from 10am with Clair. Clair will be running a class suitable for both babies and toddlers, so come along and join in the fun with music and lots of sensory toys.

I have attached the link below to Little Fingers facebook page for you to click onto for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Fingers/129306130461323?fref=ts

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible and if you have any questions about either event, please drop me an email.

Could I also ask those that are on facebook, to help promote our events further to share our event updates on your own walls to help raise the profile of BBTC and what we do. Thank you.

Many thanks

Natalie
(Mum to Oliver and Jessica)
Chair

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Mrs Poppets Pottery special offer

Mrs Poppets Pottery will be at Friday playgroup on Friday 13th February.

There will a special offer for all Beckenham and Bromley Twins Club members ( remember to bring your membership card with you)

If you purchase one of the hand/foot print products and would like a 2nd, they will offer the second at £10 instead of £12, you will need to have your membership card with you in order to receive the discount.

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Mrs Poppets Pottery next Friday 13th Feb

Morning all,

I am pleased to announce that we have Mrs Poppets Pottery coming into 3T’s playgroup on Friday 13th February, 10:00-12:00.

They will be offering hand and foot prints onto mugs, plates and heart pendants. These items are £12 each and will need to be taken away, hand glazed and fired in the kiln ready to be returned and packaged a week later.

These would form a perfect gift for Mothers Day, birthday present, gift for the grandparents or simply to be kept as a keepsake.

We will also be having their “make and take” table. They have ceramic hanging hearts, circles and angels that the children can decorate with acrylic paint, glitter up, and package as a gift – perfect present for Mum’s and Dad’s and only £3 for each item! They provide disposable plastic aprons, so your children shouldn’t get too messy!

Lots of fun to be had and I’m sure the children will love getting creative.

Be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

I have attached a link to their Facebook page below, for you to have a look:

https://www.facebook.com/mrspoppetspotteryparties

Hope to see you all on Friday 13th!

Many thanks

Natalie
(Mum to Oliver and Jessica)
Chair

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Message from our new club chair Natalie.

Following on from Hannah’s kind introduction, I too would like to thank Hannah for all the support she gave me when I first attended twins club, when mine were just 7 weeks old. They are now 17 months and I can honestly say, I do not think I would have got to where I am today without the support network that our club has to offer and the lovely Mums who have been there to offer advice and a light at the end of the tunnel during the dark times, to prove, that you do come out the other end shining!

It is for this reason, that I decided to step forward as Chair. It would have broken my heart to see the club left with no one to continue the superb work that Hannah and the committee have done over the last few years to bring the club to where it is today.

I mainly attend Friday 3T’s, as my twins have their swimming lessons on a Tuesday morning, but I will happily pop along when the twins swimming lessons break up to TwinsPlus to introduce myself in person.

The club has come a long way in the last few years, going from strength to strength and I would love this to continue, but for it to do so, we do need more involvement from the parents of the younger children at the playgroups. If you have ideas on ways that we can improve the club, then myself and the committee would love to hear from you and if you are someone with plenty of ideas to share, then why not join the committee? You don’t have to sign up for a role, if you don’t want to. All we would ask is a few hours of your time to attend our quarterly meetings and participate as much as you would like.

We do have committee roles available at present and if you are interested in finding out more, then please drop me an email. I can assure you, it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time, plus there is always cake on offer at our meetings and it gives you an evening away from the children!!

I look forward to meeting you all at some point during my role as Chair and hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Many thanks

Natalie (Mum to Oliver and Jessica)

Chair

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