Dates for your Diary
Totcycle @ The Hub Holiday Opening Hours: Friday 11th and Friday 30th August
10am-12pm. Normal term time sessions (every Friday 10am-2pm) restart
on Friday 8th September
Summer Events See flyer below
Applications for Sunday 3rd September- Sunday 24th September
Totcycle Wednesday 13th September
10.30-12, Christ Church, Park Wood
Glitter Ball Saturday 14th October, 6.30pm-1.00am, Village Hotel. See Ball page for
Helen Grant's Visit
On 24th March, Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant visited the Hub to find out more about the charity, have a guided tour, and meet some of our mums and volunteers. The mums explained to her the vital assistance the charity provides to them as they deal with the challenges and the excitement that comes with being a new Mum.
Helen said, 'It was a delight to spend some time with the wonderful staff and visitors at the Princess Project. It is a very important organisation, providing essential support to new Mums at a time of great excitement but also, for some, a time of upheaval and uncertainty. As a mother, I know how important it is to be able to meet supportive people who can completely relate to your situation, and offer help and advice. The good people of Maidstone have been extremely generous in donating equipment for the charity. However, the project is in need of further funding in order to be able to expand the service it provides by employing an extra part-time support worker.'
Emma Tanner said, 'It was great to welcome Helen to our Mum's Hub, tell her a bit about our work, and introduce her to some of the mums we support- they really appreciated her interest in them and their situations. Our aim at the Princess Project is to love and support vulnerable mums in our community, and make them feel valued and special, and their Member of Parliament chatting to them over a cup of coffee definitely helped them to feel that.'
Graham's Marathon Effort
We are very grateful to superstar supporter Graham Tanner, husband of our CEO Emma, who raised over £700 for us in April by running the Brighton Marathon! After months of training in the cold, damp and dark, it was very hot and sunny which was a bit of a shock to the system- but he did brilliantly and all his support team were very proud, both of his amazing run, and of the impressive amount of money he raised, which will help us to support more mums in Maidstone and beyond.
24-7 Prayer for Maidstone
In April, the Princess Project team organised 24 hours of prayer for our lovely town of Maidstone. This was a great opportunity to talk to (and listen to!) God in a variety of different ways- through words, music, silence, or even paper aeroplanes and playdough! We maintained an unbroken chain of prayer for the whole 24 hours, and it was a very special time. A big thank you to everyone who took part.
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