September updates – and ways to get involved!

We have two events coming up NEXT WEEK at which we would welcome the attendance some of you, and for you to share your support of!

Firstly, on the afternoon of 19th September, the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Infant Feeding and Inequalities MP Alison Thewliss, is coming to Blackpool, to meet with Blackpool MP Paul Maynard, and hopefully also Blackpool MP Gordon Marsden – although at time of writing we have not received his commitment to attend – to discuss the loss of breastfeeding peer support and the infant feeding project in the town.

This will be at Revoe Children’s Centre, Grasmere Rd, Blackpool FY1 5HP between 2 and 4pm on Tuesday 19th, and all Blackpool residents, particularly families affected by this loss, then please join us – and it would be good if you could let us know you are attending, below – thank you.

If you are a Blackpool South resident, ie if Gordon Marsden is your MP, it would be great if you could contact him to ask him to attend the event so we can have full cross-party discussion of the issues with accessing breastfeeding support for Blackpool residents.

Secondly, Zoe Walsh Doula will be addressing the elected representatives of Blackpool at a full Council meeting at the Town Hall, from 6pm this coming Wednesday, 20 September. She will give a five minute speech about the loss of the breastfeeding peer support service in Blackpool. There will be no debate, and no discussion, however there is a public gallery, and it would be wonderful to have that gallery filled with lots of faces of people nodding their approval of the speech. If you would like to attend this please get in touch – we will be meeting outside the Town Hall at about 5.30/ 5.45pm and all are welcome, to show support.

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