MUMS are being given a helping hand to keep their little ones entertained.
Mum-of-two Angie Campbell, of Grangetown, is spearheading a drive to help discover the breadth of activities taking place in the city while encouraging other parents to share their favourites.
The 30-year-old is the voluntary Sunderland community manager for Made for Mums, a free parenting website offering advice, local listings and a forum for chat.
Angie, who is mum to sons Alexander, eight months, and Gabriel, three, says it’s a great way of finding new and exciting activities to do with children.
She explained: “There are a couple of other agencies in Sunderland and the council do a good job of listing events, but there are still lots of smaller activities and events that don’t get the publicity they need.
“I don’t think mums realise just how much there is to do in Sunderland. I was amazed myself.
“You don’t have to sit in bored on a Saturday afternoon, there is plenty to do. It’s especially helpful for the summer holidays.”
Angie is at the helm of the local launch of the national website which will also feature tips and ratings from other local mums.
She has helped build up a wealth of family-friendly listings in and around Sunderland, from groups and classes to great places to go, as well as information on summer camps, childcare and schools, cafes and restaurants and health services.
Anyone is able to list their own activities, meet-ups and groups and invite their friends to come along. Though recently launched, the site already has more than 950 listings.
Angie is keen to support community groups and businesses and is inviting those that provide a service or products to mums, babies and pre-schoolers to add their details.
She added: “I’m passionate about parenting and about Sunderland. As the community manager for Made For Mums Sunderland I share my views, tips and local research with other local mums and dads.
“We live in a fantastic, vibrant city with loads for children to do and I want to help parents to make the most of what Sunderland has to offer.”
To learn more, visit www.madeformums.com/local/sunderland or email Angie at email@example.com.