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And the winner is… ?>

And the winner is…

Thank you to everyone who took part in the #SDFC14 Firespiral Raffle.  We sold 89 tickets and are pleased to announce we have a winner.   Ticket no 34 was bought by Saarah Niazi-Ali.  Congratulations Saarah, hope you love Vortex as mouch as we do

900 Members? 100 Attendees booked for camp? Raffle time ?>

900 Members? 100 Attendees booked for camp? Raffle time

When Simon started Slingdads in the summer of 2012, I don’t think he had this day in mind.  It wasn’t even Sling Dads UK at that point, just a group for a small number of dads in and around the Sheffield area. There were about 9 of us initially, yet right now we stand at 904 members in the Facebook group. When the idea of camp was first bandied around, it was with the thought of 9 or 10 families…

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What do I need for camp? ?>

What do I need for camp?

I hope everyone else is as excited about camp as we are!  Its hard to believe there are less than 12 weeks until we open the gates at Sherrattswood for a weekend that we hope you will never forget. So the question has been wisely asked: ‘What do we need to bring to camp?’ There is a long list of things you may want, a list of things you will need, but the most important things of all?  Bring yourself….

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Planning Camp ?>

Planning Camp

Although we have been planning Sling Dads Family Camp for quite some time, I thought it was about time we let you lovely people out there know what goes on in the planning group. The planning group really is a hot bed of ideas, some of them discussed then taken a few steps further before changing shape and being set in the minds of the planners. What would be interesting to me is that by the time we get to…

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Sling Dads Family Camp 2014!!!! ?>

Sling Dads Family Camp 2014!!!!

We have made mention of Sling Dads Family Camp a lot of times over the last 3 or 4 months but the time has come to reveal the details! The camp is taking place at Sherratts Wood Scout Camp, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July View Larger Map Prices We’re finalising prices at the minute, and will get that info out into the public as soon as possible.  Our plan is to open ticket sales on Valentines day, and…

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Celebrate with us! ?>

Celebrate with us!

In the 18 months since Sling Dads UK was started over on Facebook, things have gone from strength to strength.  What was initially a handful of guys chatting about parenting, wrestling and metal has grown beyond all recognition.  In the last year alone we’ve raised almost £500 for MIND and Bliss with our calendar, brought a Dad’s eye view to the European Babywearing Conference in Bristol, and sought to promote Babywearing as a tool for the whole family, not just…

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Sponsor the Sling Dads Mo’ Team for Movember! ?>

Sponsor the Sling Dads Mo’ Team for Movember!

  As part of what we do as Sling Dads, fundraising for worthy causes is something we view as important.  Last year we generated £450 for Bliss and Mind with the Sling Dads calendar.  This year, amongst others projects, some of the guys are taking part in Movember.  Liam Mackenzie has shared his story below Being a SlingDad is all about doing what is best for your child and being the best dad you can be. For the majority, that is…

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An Actual Website? Whats this about? ?>

An Actual Website? Whats this about?

July 2013 saw the first ever European Babywearing conference in Bristol, and Jack Mockford and I were asked to lead a workshop on Babywearing for Dads. We shared some of our individual stories, as well as the stories of some of the Dads in the group and then opened up the session for discussions on things that the mixed audience felt were some of the reasons that a lot of Dads don’t babywear, before looking into what we felt were…

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