Soccer club’s family bash

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A CELEBRATION event is being held in Barnsley tomorrow to mark National Breastfeeding Week.

Barnsley FC will host the event from 9.30am until 2pm which this year focuses on learning to communicate with babies before they can speak.

The day will include guest speakers, special appearances from Toby Tyke and the Bookstart Bear along with taster sessions of baby yoga and ‘massage to story time’.

There will also be a host of stallholders and health professionals providing information and advice on a range of parenting issues to help support local families.

It is being organised by Voluntary Action Barnsley and families with young children - particularly those aged under five - are being encouraged to go along.

Kay Bennett, of NHS Barnsley, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and young families to come together and join in a celebration of breastfeeding in Barnsley.

“It promises to be a great event with enjoyable, interactive sessions and useful information for families to take away.”