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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Mum to Oliver and Jessica)
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.