A Crosspool club for toddlers who like to get messy – and parents who dare to let them – starts in June.
Messy Mangoes takes place at Lounge @ Crosspool on Mondays from 3 June between 1.30 and 2.30pm and lasts for six weeks.
Organiser Kate Hill, Crosspool Mum of two and founder of www.funmefit.com explained: “As a mum and a bit of a play promoter, I think it’s so important to let children get messy, have fun and socialise in a relaxed setting. The fact that we’ll be playing with fruit and vegetables, tasting them along the way is obviously a healthy twist! Sure it’ll be great fun for us mums too at Paula’s cafe!”
It’s for the under 4s and baby siblings are obviously free. A drink plus healthy snacks for toddlers are provided. It’s £3.50 per session per toddler and they’ll receive a little certificate and achievement folder at the end.
If you’re interested then book soon via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07854 682323 as half the 10 places have been already taken.
A Crosspool-based fitness initiative will be holding a free, charity health and fun day on Sunday 16 September from 12-4pm at Hallam football club on Sandygate Road.
The event is being held to promote healthy living in the community and raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. There’ll be activities such as football and other sports to get involved with, a healthy BBQ with lots of great ideas for a more nutritional grill, stalls from various health-related traders and a raffle, bouncy castle and games. Smoothies and drinks will be available from the new Hallam clubhouse.
Former Tapton pupil Kate Hill is organising the fun day as part of her FunMeFit initiative. FunMeFit is a central hub for local sports clubs, activity groups and larger organisations to list details about what they’re doing so that families in Sheffield and further afield can choose what activity to try next and get active.
Kate recently moved back to Crosspool after a decade living in other areas of Sheffield. She said: “We’re a family trying to help other families feel like part of a community with support and resources to get healthy and find fun activities to take part in. I organised this free event to make more people aware of what we’re trying to do and to raise money for a very worthy cause. Whatever the weather, there will be lots going on.”
Kate is also looking for any local businesses to support the fun day, for example through raffle prizes or healthy BBQ food. You can get in touch with her using email@example.com or via the FunMeFit website.