As we announced last year, we're changing the time of the Breastfeeding Picnics, from a weekday to the weekend. We had run them, concentrating on Westminster, during the last week of Parliament before the Summer Recess. This was to allow members of both the Commons, and the Lords, to attend.
However, we found that most MPs reported they'd be more likely to make a local picnic, in their area, over the weekend. And that many Mums felt they couldn't attend mid-week.
So we moved the dates. :-)
This year's Picnics will run over the Weekend on June 18th and 19th. It is up to the local organiser, if they go for the Saturday or the Sunday. Most will run for 3 or 4 hours, with a very fluid drop by between x and y, times.
All you really have to do, is join Yahoo, so you can join in the Yahoo group. It's very low maintenance, with just some discussion around setting up one a year. You can also download the So You Want To Hold A Breastfeeding Picnic and tip sheet, from there. It's moderated, so just give your name and where you want to hold one, and you'll be let in: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Breastfeeding_Picnic/
You can also join the Facebook Page, and hold your own 'even't page from there: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18703668386 but the help to set up comes from the yahoo space.
It doesn't matter how big, or small, a Breastfeeding Picnic is. All that matter if that Mums and Kids get together in the sun,and have fun, and raise the awareness that breastfeeding is a perfectly normal OUTDOOR activity. We'd especially like some more in Scotland, as it is about everyone having the same rights.
So you there! :-)