Family day a success

Group co-ordinator and senior family worker Debbie Unsworth joins dad Shadow Duffield and daughters Sophia-Rose, two, Rebecca-Louise, four, and Melissa-Jane, five, as they inspect the woodland flowers they gathered
Group co-ordinator and senior family worker Debbie Unsworth joins dad Shadow Duffield and daughters Sophia-Rose, two, Rebecca-Louise, four, and Melissa-Jane, five, as they inspect the woodland flowers they gathered

AN event to celebrate the first birthday of a group that encourages families to spend more time together proved to be a success.

The Sunday Family Man group, was set up by Sure Start to help dads spend more time with their children.

Around 15 families attend the activities at Hill Rigg House in Peterlee every week and to mark the group’s first anniversary, there was a presentation and walk at Castle Eden Dene.

The event, which follows on from other trips to the nature reserve, saw dads taking their children to a party in Castle Eden Dene where they took part in pond dipping and other fun activities.

Over the summer, the project has been working with the Woodland Trust on a campaign to persuade people to make trips to their local woods.

Group bosses hope they will be able to use their success to inspire more families to take part in activities together.

Anyone who would like to attend the Sunday Family Man sessions can call in to Rigg House, Lowhills Road, Peterlee each Sunday between 10am and 11.30am.