Facebook invitation attracts many mums to meet in Clarkson

Tammerly Robinson with her son Kobe and the mums and babies who turned up after reading her simple post on Facebook. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d446959
Tammerly Robinson with her son Kobe and the mums and babies who turned up after reading her simple post on Facebook. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d446959

MOVING interstate can be socially daunting, but Tammerly Robinson has found scores of potential friends in Perth.

Ms Robinson moved to Clarkson in early November with her husband Mitchell Caulfield and five-month-old son Kobe.

She put a call out on social media to meet other mothers with babies born this year in an effort to make friends.

“As I don’t know anyone, was looking to make new friends so I sent a message out via local Facebook groups and the response was overwhelming,” she said.

“Over 100 mums responded who also wanted to meet fellow mums and make new friends.”

Ms Robinson said she created a “NOR 2015-born bubs and mums” meet online for November 24 at Atlantis Play Centre in Clarkson.

Within a few days, about 70 women had indicated they wanted to attend and dozens made it to the event.

“Being a last-minute event, Tuesday had a fantastic turnout of around 40 mums and their bubs,” she said. “Most came along to make new friends and did not know anyone else there so it was a fantastic way to bring women together with babies of the same age and make friends with people who have similar interests.

“The meet was so successful that there is now a 2015-born mums and bubs group for NOR Perth mums and monthly meets will take place.”