Babies and mums enjoy picnics for good cause

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland Civic Garden was inundated with tiny tots last week at the inaugural Babes and Picnics event.

Held once a month for mums and their babies, the picnic aims to bring together like-minded women and select a cause to “pay it forward” to the community.

Port Hedland ambassador Leila Edwards said she came across the initiative on social media and, as a mum herself, realised the Hedland community could rally behind it.

“When I first saw this initiative pop up it just felt right because it tied in with all of my values,” she said. “We’re all mums and mums- to-be, but that’s not who we are. Sometimes in the midst of motherhood we can forget who we are and what we love and what makes us, us.”

The picnics are open to all mums and mums-to-be. “Living in Hedland can make you feel isolated and a lot of us don’t have any family support up here so we have to rely on friends, and sometimes making those friendships initially can be difficult, especially in a transient place like Hedland,” Ms Edwards said.

Last month’s charity was the foster mums at the Department of Child Protection and Family Support who are collecting donations to create crisis care packs for children who come into foster care.

To get involved and find out when the next picnic will be on, join the Facebook group at Babes + Picnics Port Hedland.

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