3rd July 2019
Ambitious parenting charity expanding into Suffolk
One of Norfolk’s leading parenting charities is making the leap across the border as it begins to offer its services in Suffolk.
Get Me Out The Four Walls, which has a network of volunteer ambassadors organising meet ups for parents and carers all over Norfolk, has recently received NHS funding to expand into Suffolk.
The first Suffolk meet will take place in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds on 7th July from 11am-2pm, where local families are invited to bring a picnic and meet staff from the charity.
Kelly Moulds, Service Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, said: “The aim of our charity is simple – to provide parents and carers with opportunities to get out of the house and meet other people.
“By creating informal social meets we aim to give as many people the opportunity to escape their house and meet others which we believe helps prevent the onset of parental mental illnesses such as postnatal depression, and helps aid stabilisation of mental health.
“We are incredibly proud and delighted to be expanding our service into Suffolk, and cannot wait to establish a network of ambassadors here. If anyone is interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you!”
All the meets being organised in Suffolk will be listed on the Get Me Out The Four Walls Suffolk Facebook page – www.facebook.com/groups/gmotfwsuffolk.
Get Me Out The Four Walls was established in 2015 by mum Naomi Farrow as a way of getting local parents out of the house by organising meet ups in her area. The idea soon grew, and now there are around 30 ambassadors across Norfolk volunteering as ambassadors, organising meets everywhere from cafes and soft play centres to the cinema and beach. The organisation became a registered charity in March 2018.
11th June 2019
National funding for local parenting charity
Parenting charity Get Me Out The Four Walls has received nearly £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help parents and carers in Norfolk.
Get Me Out The Four Walls was established in 2015 by Norfolk mum Naomi Farrow as a way of getting local parents out of the house by organising meet ups in her area. The idea soon grew, and now there are around 30 ambassadors across Norfolk volunteering as ambassadors, organising meets everywhere from cafes and soft play centres to the cinema and beach. The organisation became a registered charity in March 2018.
The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see the charity able to host weekly meet ups in the Kastle Kids unit in Castle Mall, where free activities will be put on for children to enjoy with their parents or carers. Staff and volunteers from Get Me Out The Four Walls will be on hand to provide support and advice to parents and carers who might need it.
Kelly Moulds, Service Manager said: “We’re delighted that the National Lottery Community Fund has provided us with the funding to be able to expand this already successful project. Now we will be able to offer weekly sessions in Castle Mall for parents and carers to get out of their four walls and find support with our friendly team.”