Archive for January 13th, 2011

Time for business for the Mumpreneurs

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Last year we were invited by Debbie Mann to The Mumpreneurs Networking Club in Burgess Hill. So, who and what is this club all about?

About The Mumpreneurs Networking Club:

An informal networking group for Mumpreneurs and those that want to reach them. If you’ve started your own business after having children or want to reach those that have, come along to one of our events, we guarantee you will be surprised at how much you enjoy you it.


No formal presentations just a chance to say who you are, what you do and meet like-minded businesses . Set up by local partnership Nicky Chisholm and Sara Guiel it’s a chance to share ideas, make some contacts or just get some advice – it’s open to all.

However big or small your business, we would love to meet you. Come along to one of our meetings, it’s amazing what can be achieved over a morning cup of coffee ! Non-members can book onto any event online – please click here to book. or click on the Store link in the Main Menu. Your first visit is FREE, thereafter, £15 to attend for non-members.

Members can attend any of the networking events in any area for FREE. To join The Mumpreneurs Networking Club and find out what it can do for your business, please click ‘Join Now’ in the Main Menu. If you would like to attend, please book beforehand so we know numbers


We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and vibrant atmosphere and were keen on knowing when this great organisation would be coming to Crawley.


Yesterday it happened! The Mumpreneurs had their first networking meeting at The Hawth, Southgate. The meeting was a brilliant start to the new Crawley event with lots of visitors and at least five new members. We feel this organisation is going to grow from strength to strength so if you have any interest do go along, your first visit is FREE. The meetings are once a month and you are never committed to attend.

Registration is at 10.30 with open networking. Then you have the opportunity to give a brief talk on who you are, what you do and what you are looking for, usually with a finish time of 12. Next meeting is on the 9th February. For all future dates please visit our calender here.

Half Term Treats at The Hawth

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The Hawth has three treats in store for families looking for some half term fun, there’s crazy clowning, mad hatters and even a cat who saves the day.

On Thursday 24th February at 6.30pm those crazy Ukrainians from Paperworld are back! Mimirichi return to The Hawth with a completely new show, Plastic Fantastic. Fast-paced physical comedy, hilarious slapstick and buckets of mayhem, nothing compares to the pure joy that is Mimirichi. Plastic Fantastic includes mind-blowingly original origami that can turn a pile of coloured cellophane into almost anything, physical horseplay, quick-fire mime and downright silliness. These clowns are Ukrainian, unique, utterly bonkers and guaranteed to thrill the whole family.

The next day (Friday 25th February) at 4pm The Hawth Studio plays host to Oxfordshire Theatre Company’s brand new musical version of Alice In Wonderland for children aged 6 plus. Inquisitive Alice leads audiences down the rabbit hole into a mysterious wonderland of the imagination to discover curious creatures, puzzling people and unravel marvellous mathematical mysteries. The show combines puppetry, song and dance to create a world where nothing is quite as it seems and you never know who’ll pop up next!

Finally children aged 4 plus can look forward to The Mousehole Cat in The Studio on Saturday 26 February, 11am. Inspired by an old folk legend of the Cornish village of Mousehole, where a brave cat and an old fisherman battle a storm that has been raging for weeks this delightful show is based on the award-winning book by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley. The tale is brought to life by carved wooden puppets, coloured shadows, live music, song and a beautiful set.

Tickets –

Plastic Fantastic: £10.50, child: £7.50, Family of four or more/groups: £8.50 each

Alice In Wonderland: £8. Child: £6.50. Family of four: £26

The Mousehole Cat: £6.50. Family of four: £24

To book call The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or visit

Prime Minister joins Crawley MP in Congratulating The League of Friends of Crawley Hospital

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Prime Minister joins Crawley MP in Congratulating The League of Friends of Crawley Hospital

David Cameron joined Henry Smith MP during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions in congratulating the Crawley Hospital League of Friends in their successful bid to secure a new mammography machine for Crawley Hospital.

Henry said, “To my delight, the Prime Minister responded by not only congratulating the League of Friends but also by announcing an additional £750 million funding over the next four years for improving cancer treatment which it is estimated would save 5,000 lives.”

The additional funding will be provided for:

• diagnosing cancer earlier;

• helping people to live healthier lives to reduce preventable cancers;

• screening more people;

• introducing new screening programmes; and

• making sure that all patients have access to the best possible treatment, care and support.

“All-in-all it is safe to say that Crawley health services have had some excellent and extremely encouraging news this week, particularly for cancer patients, and this is certainly something which I will be looking to build on.”

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