Parkes Red Cross opens a brand new space for mums and bubs

The Parkes Branch of Australian Red Cross has an exciting new development at the Church Street tea rooms - a Mothers Room.

President Norma Oliver said the committee has been working on the space for most of the year.

“It was a junk room until Alison Dixon had the idea to convert it into something usable,” Norma said.

“Now our mothers and babies room is ready and open and we’d like to welcome all mums to call in and and take advantage of all the space has to offer.

“We have a change table, hot water, a comfortable lounge to sit and relax while feeding, a fridge, nappies if anyone needs one, toys for bigger children, a fenced outside play area and toilets.”

The room is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm and Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Norma said the committee is very grateful to local businesses and individuals for all their help in getting the room finished.

“Northparkes gave us grant money which enabled us to get things done much quicker,” she said.

“Terry Bros donated the carpet and Paul Woods paid to have it laid, Ian Rowe did the electrical work, we had a lot of donations.”

The committee are planning to celebrate with an official opening at the end of the month. Meanwhile, the popular Red Cross Tea Rooms continue to open for refreshments on Fridays. 

“Sometimes we can have up to 40 in for the tea rooms,” Norma said.