Sure Start Trevu’s Saturdads write and record new CD celebrating the joys of fatherhood

17 June 2005

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A group of men who attend special SaturDAD sessions held at the Sure Start Trevu centre in Camborne have written and recorded their own CD celebrating the joys of fatherhood.

The Dads, who attend the monthly SaturDAD sessions with their children, worked with local band Solution to produce their CD which features “Ist Time”, a song whose lyrics reflect their feelings about fatherhood. Funding for the project was provided by a £5,000 grant from Unltd UK.

The CD will be released on June 10th, in time for Father’s Day, and will be officially launched at a special party at the Lowenac Hotel on that date. The party, which will be held from 7pm to midnight, will include the first public performance of “Ist Time” by the SaturDADS and band Solution.

“The SaturDAD sessions were started just over a year ago to encourage more Dads to use the services we provide at Sure Start Trevu “ said Ian Parsons, SaturDAD Co-ordinator for Sure Start Trevu.
“Once a month Dads are invited to come along to the centre to take part in a range of activities, meet other Dads and discuss any problems they may have. “

“As well as offering information on where to go to get help with any issues , we have also staged all kinds of fun based activities, ranging from nature trails and science experiments to alternative Olympics and beach trips”.

Research shows that the role of fathers is very important in the lives of their children. Family breakdowns can make it difficult for separated fathers to stay in contact with their children, and staff at Sure Start Trevu are keen to do all they can to help fathers maintain this vital involvement in their children’s lives.

“Professionals can often be a lifeline for men who may be in sole charge of their children for extended periods, but lack the usual support “ said Ian Parsons.

“Feedback from the Dads has shown that the Saturday sessions have enhanced their relationships with their children and that they have learnt so much about each other. “.

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