Facilitator: Di Rumble
Lakes Entrance is a coastal community dependent on tourism and fishing.
The group began through personal contacts with young parents including Indigenous. Formal networks had few links with this group and word of mouth proved more successful.
The group began by compiling a scrap book of activities and groups that they found interesting. The scrap book expanded over time as young mums discovered more activities where they would be welcome.
As a project in working together they decided to hold a celebration and made and decorated a cake designed as a sailing ship. Life was precarious for some of these parents and attendance was frequently interrupted by demands on their time and where they were living.