Fathers in Little Hulton held a massive celebration of fatherhood on Saturday 14th June, the day before Fathers’ Day, at Harrop Fold School.
The event was big fête, opened by the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Christine Hudson who talked about her own father and how he taught her to ride her bike, offered her advice and was always there for her.
‘Crocodile Joe’ was in attendance with his Wild World Reptile Show – allowing children and parents to handle and hear more about snakes, scorpions and other reptiles. Crocodile Joe gave a talk about his adventures around the world, the environment and how important it is for everyone to look after it.
Salford Dadz is a growing movement of local fathers who are helping dads to help each other. The dads know from listening to children that the main thing that they want is to spend time with their fathers doing fun things. But sometimes there are barriers in the way like few places where men feel comfortable, problems for separated fathers getting time with their children and men’s confidence in playing and helping their children.
Salford Dadz has already set up a fortnightly Saturday group, where dads and children play together. It is an opportunity for dads to meet, talk and form friendships. The Dadz have found that many fathers are isolated from one another and that contact with another father in the same position can help.
For further information about Salford Dadz events please visit ‘Salford Dadz’ on Facebook.