A successful meeting between 70/30’s Antonella and Sam & local Councillor, Paul White

A successful meeting between 70/30’s Antonella and Sam & local Councillor, Paul White

70/30 Ambassadors for Wandsworth, Antonella Sansone & Sam Lawes enjoyed a wonderfully successful meeting with local councillor, Cllr Paul White, yesterday to discuss working together to make 70/30 a reality in the borough of Wandsworth.

The group immediately found a lot of common ground. Ambassador, Sam Lawes said, “I feel Councillor White immediately connected with the 70/30 Campaign’s ethos and goals, and I’m really excited at the prospect of working together to promote long-term, preventive thinking and policies in Wandsworth.” The meeting lasted over 2 hours. Both Ambassadors were impressed by Councillor White’s in-depth engagement with the Campaign’s goals, and in particular his understanding of how housing pressures can create huge stress for vulnerable parents.

Antonella added, “I was glad Councillor White showed such interest in the links between the stress caused by housing shortages on some of the most vulnerable in our society and adverse impacts on mental health, pregnancy/foetus development, parenting and care-giving. We discussed our desire for people to understand the relevance of parents’ mental health and childhood outcomes to every aspect of our individual, family, social, political and economic life.”

If you’re based in Wandsworth and are interested in finding out how you can get involved with the group’s activities, please email Sam at battersea@70.30.org.uk or call Head Office on 020 8688 3773.

Tooting Ambassador, Antonella Sansone Enjoys Meeting with Local Councillor, Antonia Dunn to Talk 70/30

Tooting Ambassador, Antonella Sansone Enjoys Meeting with Local Councillor, Antonia Dunn to Talk 70/30

Tooting ambassador, Antonella Sansone enjoyed a great meeting in a local coffee shop with local Councillor, Antonia Dunn on Friday morning.

Antonia expressed her interest in supporting the 70/30 Grassroots Campaign by any means possible. She was open and receptive and shared with Antonella her own birth experiences and the level of hospitals’ neglect of birthing mothers’ needs and how this impacts on bonding and a baby’s well-being.

The campaign’s ethos, goals and preventive strategies made much sense to her and she related them to her personal experience of motherhood and those of many mothers in London suffering from isolation and long working hours depriving them of quality time with their children. Antonia has kindly offered to put us in touch with two people managing early years projects and has said she is likely to be willing to support the campaign.

 

Looks like we may have yet another 70/30 endorser on the cards! What a wonderful way to see in the Bank Holiday Weekend   A massive congratulations Antonella – great work!