We always knew that when we opened the new Frankston Pregnancy Support Centre, it would be hugely celebrated! Last Friday we gathered 100 of our amazing supporters, including some who contributed generously to our Crowdfunding campaign last year, to party with us as we cut the ribbon on our new building.
We often get asked "What is it that you do exactly?" Great question! To ensure our party guests gained more understanding about our service, we set up each room with information on how women would engage with The Babes Program in the Frankston space. This actually ended up being a beautiful experience for some of our guests as they felt they were given the opportunity to see into "her world" just a little.
David Hodgett is the MP for Croydon, where our first Pregnancy Support Centre is and which he also opened in 2012. So we felt it appropriate to have him open another of our Centres as he has become a wonderful advocate for The Babes Project over the past five years.
We appreciated having both David Hodgett MP and the member elect for Dunkley Chris Crewther attend.
Our Frankston Centre Manager Kylie is such an asset to The Babes Project and we are excited to have her at the helm of this new hub. We love our team who dive in and sacrifice so much to ensure women can access support.
There was food (thanks Sliders on Tyers), music (thanks Marty + Paul) and drinks (thanks Merricks Wine Store and Stonier Winery). And we're thankful to our beautiful photographer Dannii from Kipindi for capturing the night
And what's a party without cake. Thanks to Bit of YUM for our sweet cakes.
And that's a wrap!
Now, where too next?