Our group started way back in the Summer of 2008 when Martin Hastings took over caring for his daughter Isabella full-time, and feared being cut off from male company and losing his sanity!
The group grew out of the local NCT branches Lewisham and Greenwich, but is open to all dads, male carers and fathers-to-be; whether NCT members or not. SE London Dads' initial growth and development was partially funded by a grant from Awards for All, and since 2010 we have been generously supported be the Co-operative Membership Community Fund.
In 2010 as Martin was leaving London he handed over responsibility for running the group to a committee of dads whom Martin had brought together, now good friends. The group had a sixth anniversary family picnic in Greenwich Park in August 2014.
Today we have over 175 dads on our contact list from all sorts of backgrounds, and we meet up regularly
for fun and chats. We have a constantly-changing schedule of social events for dads and kids, including:
* Regular weekly Stay and Play sessions
* Frequent social events at someone’s house, or out and about
* Free or subsidised courses, activities or excursions to local attractions
We work closely with Fathers Outreach Co-ordinators at Greenwich and Lewisham councils so are able to refer you to other services and facilities locally.
Chairman - Inde Gill
Vice Chair and Acting Treasurer - Andrew Donkin
Tuesday Stay and Play leader - Ian Williamson
Wednesday Stay and Play leader - Tim Johnson
Facebook - Martin Domanski & Daniel Hall
General Committee Members - Uwe Renk, Barnabus Crean
** more volunteers needed to help run the group as it grows! get in touch if you'd like to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Anniversary picnic
see our summer 2011 Greenwich picnic with story telling and bubbles.