Not long to go and momentum is gathering for Mothers on the March 2013! Registrations are still coming in, but so far we have 20 groups participating. With the expected last minute flurry still to come, we are looking like breaking records again this year!
In 2012, we had 34 groups participate in Mothers on the March – can we make it to 50 groups walking this year??!! It’s not too late to register YOUR group. Just contact the MOPS office on (03) 5339 6234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which State will have the most groups participating in 2013? Victoria and Western Australia are level pegging right now, with 6 groups registered. This is followed by Queensland with 4 groups, Tasmania with 3 groups, New South Wales with 1 group and South Australia yet to register a group. Come on…we can do this!
Remember, your walk can be as simple or elaborate as you like. You could simply gather the Mums from your MOPS group, meet somewhere and walk to coffee shop – don’t forget to wear your T-Shirts though, and share information about MOPS to anyone who looks interested as you walk past, or whilst sipping your well-earned coffee at the end of your walk!
One Victorian group, have a walk with varying distances around the town lake – 2km, 4km and 6km (with a bus collecting participants and returning them to the start/finish). There are 3 MOPS groups in the area, so all 3 groups participate together! As well as participants raising money before the day, they conclude their walk with a sausage sizzle, which assists in the fundraising.
Whatever your idea, make sure you promote it with your MOPS Mums, but also in your community. Why not approach the local newspaper to do a story on MOPS and the Mothers on the March event – it doesn’t hurt to ask, and you never know…..your group’s event might just appear in the newspaper! Several groups last year received wonderful articles in their local paper.
Whether you are just commencing your planning, or organising the finishing touches on your grand event – keep going! Every group that walks creates a greater opportunity for more people to discover MOPS.