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Salisbury Sling Library - management update

Salisbury Sling Library will now be run by a committee of members

As many of you know, Susie, the current Sling Library administrator, is soon due baby number 3 at the end of November. 

Susie took over the day to day running of the Sling Library in September 2019, after the wonderful Carol Kite decided to step down to pursue more time with her family and grandchildren. Susie also started her own babywearing business, Helix Baby, offering consultancy and retail, so she could make a living whilst running the Library as a volunteer.

With a really tough year due to Covid-19 and lockdowns, Helix Baby has been a struggle to maintain! And with Susie’s impending arrival, she decided that some changes needed to occur to make ends meet. 

It was decided that the Sling Library would continue to be administered by a team of volunteers going forward, giving Susie some maternity leave but also so she can focus at rebuilding and running Helix Baby too.

The team has been made up from our existing volunteers; Alice Aston and Andi Booth, who will be running our Arts Centre meets, Dani Hunt and Louise Holley, running our Fordingbridge meets, and Susie will continue to run the Old Sarum meets with Anne English and Mary Poole after some time off with her new baby.

Administering the social media, website, emails and messages will be a group effort to start with, so please bear with us whilst we all get used to our new roles! 

However, please rest assured that these changes will not affect what is at the core of Salisbury Sling Library; to allow everyone and anyone access to basic babywearing advice and hire! Please do get in touch if you would like to learn more about carrying your baby and slings or if you would like to hire anything in our extensive collection. 

We of course have had to make big changes to the way we work and run our sling meets due to Covid-19. During this second lockdown, we are hoping to still run some meets, so please keep an eye on our social media for updates. 

If you, or anyone you know would be interested in volunteering or helping the Sling Library in someway, take a look at our website or contact us for more information.

Stay safe and stay babywearing x