70 cute babies in Christmas outfits groove to ‘DiscoBub’s and chill to ‘YogaBubs’, all for a good cause at the YogaBubs Christmas Party 2016.
The YogaBubs Christmas Party event, which took place on Wednesday 14th December at The Open, Bank Plain in aid of fund raising for birthing props for the Midwifery Led Birthing Unit (MLBU) at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, saw lots of mummies and babies come together for some Christmas dance and yoga fun with the bonus of raising money for a great cause.
YogaBubs Baby Yoga Founder, and Founder of Norwich’s new baby dance class craze ‘DiscoBubs’ Jackie Heffer-Cooke, commented on the event: “Mums and babies were invited to pop along to this year’s YogaBubs Christmas Party to enjoy a mince pie with friends, indulge in a well-deserved back massage from our Orange Grove Clinic Massage Angels; and also groove to our new ‘DiscoBubs’ vibe followed by some more gentle Christmas themed YogaBubs baby yoga. The overall aim was to raise money for the amazing Midwife Led Birthing Unit at the N&N and I personally, can’t thank all who attended enough. Everyone was so generous through purchasing their tickets and by taking part in our raffle.”
Mums even had the chance to have some Christmas themed baby photos taken by Mark Raines at MJR Events who has also kindly donated a percentage of his sales to the MLBU.
The fund-raising raffle included for first prize an amazing win of 6 months VIP Massage Membership from The Orange Grove (worth £210). Other prizes included; a free YogaBubs course, luxurious massage oils, vouchers from local restaurants, and a free month’s membership at Riverside Leisure Centre. All of the profit from the Christmas Party will go to the MLBU fund.
The MLBU has been a saviour to a large proportion of mums, dads and babies in the local area for some time. The unit provides women with uncomplicated pregnancies the opportunity to experience their labour and birth in an environment where mum can feel empowered and confident to progress and undertake natural labour; all without intervention and instead by using amazing coping methods such as hypnobirthing. Jackie will be presenting the MLBU with the proceeds in the New Year when all monies have been collected.
Jackie has been teaching YogaBubs Baby Yoga for 7 years, since her own son Sam was a baby. She said: “It’s good to think about giving at Christmas time, not just to our nearest and dearest but to charity too. Christmas is such a time of magic, wonder and yep some excess! So it’s good to feel you are giving something back, even in just a small way.”
She is also excited to be bringing ‘DiscoBubs’ to Norwich, adding: “at last, a really fun and safe dance class for mums with new babies. Just pop your baby in a sling, and come and lift your mood at this feel good fun 60 minutes listening to good music and gently grooving yourself back to post-baby health!”
The ‘DiscoBub’s demonstration went down really well, with lots of the attending mummies taking part in the taster session which was ran by experienced dance teacher Alesha Hudson.