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Parenting organisation becomes charity

PUBLISHED: 14:08 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 26 September 2018

Naomi Farrow. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Naomi Farrow. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Archant Norfolk 2016

Families across Norfolk are invited to a free fun day on September 29 to celebrate parenting organisation Get Me Out The Four Walls becoming a registered charity.

The event, running from 10am to 3pm in the Kastle Kids unit in Castle Mall, Norwich, will see a variety of activities on offer for children of all ages, including crafts, balloon modelling and soft play. There will also be hundreds of Ronaldos ice creams to give away for some lucky visitors.

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 30 ambassadors across Norfolk volunteering as ambassadors, organising meets everywhere from cafes and soft play centres to the cinema and beach.

Ms Farrow said: “Our free family fun day is going to be a brilliant event for the whole family – come along and get your face painted, let the little ones crawl around in the soft play and chat to one of our ambassadors about coming along to one of our meets in the future. As a taster, we’ll be hosting our biggest ever meet in BBs coffee and muffins upstairs in Castle Mall during the fun day – the perfect way to enjoy a hot drink while finding out more about us.”

Chief executive Alan Holland said: “We aim to achieve the charity’s mission of supporting our parenting community in three ways: firstly, by organising social meets to give parents and carers to get out of the house and enjoy some adult company and conversation; by providing peer support for parents feeling lonely or isolated via our online support group, and by offering access to specialist help where it is needed most.”

To find out more about Get Me Out The Four Walls, visit www.getmeout.org.uk.

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