Friday, 24 May 2013

Hove Hearties - Caring for the Little Ones and their Mums

 The helpers with the First Anniversary Cake
Sacred Heart, Hove Parish Playgroup helper,Tara Connor reports: "Little Hearties, recently went off with a bang  as it was their 1st Anniversary. We had a beautiful cake and disco. It is like a little joyful haven of babies and toddlers every fortnight in the Parish Room! The mums are outstanding and the children are so happy in our comfortable safe environment.

Carly Carden and Ros Morris, the two organisers, are superb and perfect with the kids. With the sing-songs, bouncy castle, face painting etc the kiddies love to come and see what’s on offer. From fruit to cakes to breadsticks. I’m the tea-lady, becoming more like Mrs Doyle from TV’s “Fr Ted” every day! There is always something going on so you need eyes in the back of your head. All the hustle and bustle just goes to show how over-worked and stressed these lovely mums are. That’s why we’re here to help the mums come and make friends and put their feet up for a few hours on a Friday morning so they can have some well-earned ‘me’ time.

 Lila, one of the mums has been a part of it all from the beginning and has shown me along the way. As I don’t have any tots of my own. It’s a real inspiration to be a part of it all. One of the kiddies has caught the apple of my eye, Ros’s little angel called Hannah. She will soon be going to Cottesmore St Marys and I am so proud of her. She’s my little princess there! 

Fr Kevin Dring is a big support and friend to Little Hearties and is very caring. He has a very loyal following at our family Parish Church. You should have seen him do the hokey-cokey with the mums and kiddies! Anyhow, if you pop along to Little Hearties with your little cherubs, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a cuppa. I love being around Carly, Ros, Lila, Kathy, Jess and the other helpers. They truly do all have sacred little hearts. 

No comments:

Post a Comment