A PROJECT aiming to address child poverty and offer support to young mothers in Kilwinning held its open day at its new premises over the weekend.

Tracy Gilmour, who set up Kilwinning’s Warrior Mum Project with its new hub in Kilwinning’s Main Street, said she was delighted with the response from the public on her open day on Saturday, February 17.

She said: “The open day was so much fun and a great way to meet some local mums and their kids too. There was great response and loads of comments left in our suggestion box. It’s an exciting time for The Warrior Mum Project and the hub is a result of an idea I had for supporting families but in a different way.

“I’m a big believer in we can do whatever we set our minds to, sometimes we just need someone to support us or see that spark inside of us.

“The hub is all about empowering people. If people believe in themselves and have confidence to take action, then they really can be, do and have whatever they set their minds to. That belief has a huge play in breaking the cycle of poverty." 

Kilwinning SNP Councillor Scott Davidson, who attended the event, said: “It was an honour to be invited along to the open day today.

“The Warrior Mum Project Hub is an environment where I felt welcome as soon as I walked in the door.

“Tracy, who runs the project, is on a mission to empower women to believe that they can do anything that they set their minds on doing.”

“One of the main aims of the project is to address poverty issues, including the struggle some mothers have in feeding and clothing their children along with other issues such as period poverty, and often, sadly, the low morale that comes hand in hand with poverty.”

“The hub will provide a vital resource, a place for women to meet and share their experiences and get positive support when they need it in a family friendly environment which has an open door policy and welcomes everyone.” 

Tracy Gilmour added: “We have a lot planned in the next few months but until then, people can pop in, say hello and let us know what they would like to see happening in The Hub or leave a comment on our Facebook page.