HELENSBURGH might not quite be free of the chills of winter just yet – but a local children’s charity is already busy making plans for Easter.

Fun First will hold its annual Easter party in the Victoria Halls from 10am on Thursday, March 30, including an Easter bonnet parade – and tickets are available now at all of Fun First’s regular weekly sessions.

It’s part of a busy programme for the charity, which supports babies and children under five and their parents and carers with a regular programme of weekly sessions and one-off activities.

The charity’s AGM will take place via Zoom at 8pm on Thursday, March 23, and the whole community is invited – if you’re interested in getting involved, or simply finding out more about what Fun First does, email contactfunfirst@gmail.com and you’ll be sent the link to attend.

There are lots of exciting things happening with Fun First at the moment – not least thanks to funding support secured from the National Lottery, the Argyll and Bute Health and Wellbeing Fund and the Co-op Community Fund – with more on recent successes and future plans to be revealed at next week’s meeting.

Fun First runs weekly sessions with singing, stories and fun for families in Cardross, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochead and Rosneath, as well as fitness sessions at the Victoria Halls every Thursday.

Details can be found on the ‘Fun First’ and ‘Fun First Babies’ pages on Facebook or in the Clubs and Societies section of the Advertiser each week.

The charity is also making plans for its next block of baby massage and baby yoga classes: baby massage will run on Wednesdays from April 19, and mum and baby yoga on Thursdays from April 20. Email contactfunfirst@gmail.com to book or for further details.

The organisation also runs monthly ‘Fun First Friends’ sessions for new and expectant parents who can meet Fun First leaders, professionals and other families in the area able to offer parenting support.

The next session is on Thursday, March 23 at 10am in the Drumfork Centre, and will be joined by Susan from Mind, Body and Movement.

Fun First has also been running some very successful joint sessions with Albatross Arts CIC focussing on activities for parents, with babies and children welcome to come along.

These sessions have been held in the family room at the Drumfork Centre, with support from the Argyll and Bute Community Fund, and an exhibition showing off some of the results will be on show at the Pavilion in Hermitage Park on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 – for more details see page 5 of this issue of the Advertiser.