After nearly 3 years it is with sadness that I announce that Durham City Sling Meet is to cease in February (NESL will continue). Initially opened as a social meet for like minded parents wanting to find out more about slings and a real nappies, it grew into one of our busiest sessions. However, with my return to work and the closure of the nappy library it became harder to run.
The amazing Kelly has since September (with support from Emily) been running the session for me, as a peer-support led meet. Unfortunately, both Kelly and Emily cannot continue. They both have young families and are finding it difficult to mix both. I empathise completely as I know exactly what it is like trying to run a session while also being mum.
Our last session will be Thursday 16th February. This will be for returns/renewals only. New hires/swaps will not be available. Anyone who wishes to hire a new sling or find out more is still welcome to attend our Durham home-based sessions on 2nd/4th Saturdays of the month (except March where there is no 4th Saturday session as I am away for my husbands birthday).
Please join with me in thanking Kelly and Emily for their help over the past 6 months. It would be fantastic if lots of us (I’ll be work) can join them to celebrate what DCSM has been and to thank them for their help.