Vulnerable babies supported by The Duchess of Cambridge

Baby Basics is honoured to announce The Duchess of Cambridge is supporting Baby Banks and vulnerable families across the UK by launching a new initiative with the project.
The Duchess of Cambridge. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.The Duchess of Cambridge. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.
The Duchess of Cambridge. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

Baby banks, including those in Ballyclare and Carrickfergus, aim to support and empower families by ensuring every child has the essential items they need to thrive.

In the UK, they are powered primarily by volunteers and typically run on professional referral from services such as health visitors, midwives and social workers.

Inspired by the work of these charities, The Duchess of Cambridge has brought together 19 British brands to donate items to baby banks across the UK.

Three baby banks - Baby Basics UK, Little Village and AberNecessities are honoured to have been chosen to be part of this initiative.

The Duchess of Cambridge said: “Over recent months, I have heard from families who have been supported by baby banks through the most difficult of times and I have been deeply moved by their stories.

“Having somewhere to turn to for support is important for all families, and baby banks work every day, up and down the country, to provide immediate, tangible and practical help for parents and carers when they are most in need.

“Baby banks are driven by incredible volunteers, demonstrating the power of community spirit in supporting families and coming together to raise the next generation.

“Thanks to the generosity of the companies taking part in this initiative, baby banks across the UK will be able to support even more families through this particularly challenging time.”

Cat Ross, CEO of Baby Basics UK, added: “We are thrilled to be part of this amazing initiative from the Duchess of Cambridge.

“We have never been more important than at this time when we are in the midst of a national crisis. So many more families in the UK will need support of a baby bank, some for the first time, and we are committed to doing all we can to support them in a way that restores dignity and values parents and their children.

“To have the support and donations of so many amazing brands makes our work that little bit easier and means that we can continue to ensure we can provide what is needed for every referral we receive.”


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