Apologies for using this forum in this way again but it's voting day in The Peoples Jubilee Millions for Parents 1st.
Today the project will be appearing on TV(ITV London news 6 - 6.30pm) and in the press as we're one of six projects up for The Jubilee Peoples Millions and we could win £60k to roll the project into another area of Basildon.
Basically the project recruits and trains local women to act as "birth buddies" - birth companions/doulas to other local and very vulnerable women & couples who otherwise could be starting out as parents feeling isolated and alone. We also have "pregnancy pals" who work in group settings - antenatal classes, fitness classes and within children's centres providing a listening ear, emotional support and signposting to other services.
It's a project which helps vulnerable expectant parents, whilst at the same time building the skills, confidence and self-esteem of local woman who often start of defining themselves as "just a mum" and not realising what skills and experience they have.
Anyroad, today is our voting day and if you like the sound of the project could you make one (or up to 10 !) calls to the number ?. it's 11p per call from a BT landline, calls from mobiles may be considerably more.