Due to space and storage limitations, we have to be mindful of the items that we accept into the baby bank. The fabulous generosity of our local community has meant that we have been slightly overwhelmed at times! Therefore, if the item you wish to donate is not listed below, feel free to contact us in the first instance. Alternatively, please see our Baby Bank FAQs for a note of other local organisations who should be delighted to accept your generous donation.
We currently work to provide baby starter packs to local parents and carers who need our assistance. These make a wonderful "gift from the community" to help get parent and child off to a good start. In order to create these packs we need the following items:
We are also happy to accept the following at any time:
All clothing should be in great condition and freshly laundered. Please label all donations with gender and size, to help our volunteers sort through them as quickly as possible.
If clothing or cot linen has been in storage please consider washing it again before donating to us, as we do not have washing facilities.
We pride ourselves on passing on items in great condition. It makes all the difference to the family on the receiving end. If you are not sure whether your clothing donation is suitable or not, a good test is if you would give it to the children of a good friend? If the answer is yes, we are happy to receive it.
If you are responding to a request for a cot, pram, pushchair or highchair, these items must meet safety standards.
Getting your donation to us:
Check our Facebook Page for up-to-date information on donation points and opening times.
Please do not leave the items at our facility without arranging with a member of the team first of all, as this can be a fire hazard and causes difficulty for the other organisations who share our office space.