Mums get together to help community

A YOUNG mum from Tidworth whose husband is in the armed forces is creating unity amongst military and civilian families across England.

Kim Newbury, aged 25, has created the Tidworth Mums group to bring together the partners of military personnel, local civilians and their children.

The ambitious mum-ofthree wants families in other towns to benefit from the success of her project.

Working with Fixers, a charity that helps young people ‘fix the future’, Kim and the other Tidworth Mums have created a DVD to show other military towns how they can set up similar schemes.

Kim said: “It can be quite isolating having a husband in the army, especially if you move to a new area.

“Weekends are normally the hardest, the longest and the loneliest time.

“A group of us decided to get together and we set up Tidworth Mums. It’s a support network of playgroups, a Facebook page, a website and social events.

“It’s been very successful, we have over 1,000 members on our Facebook page and it has helped lots of people in the area.

“Our Fixers project is to show other mums what we have done in our community and how they can set up their own network.”

Fixers is a charity which supports young people across the UK to take action and change things for the better, addressing any issue they feel strongly about.

The award-winning project has supported over 10,000 young people to have a voice in their community.

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