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ABC banks on donations for newborns

Posted 14th November, 2019

We know how hard it is to make ends meet when there isn’t much money coming in. A situation made all the more difficult with the arrival of a new baby! That is why here at ABC Day Nursery we are getting behind a new baby bank campaign aimed at helping to give newborns the best start in life – and we would like your help.

Telford Baby Bank has been launched by Telford Crisis Support, a vital group involved in such valuable work for the more needy in our community. They have been running a food bank for five years and, following an increase in referrals of new parents, have started the baby bank campaign, something we are delighted to support.

The aim

The team at Telford Crisis Support are asking for donations which will allow  them to put together a Moses Basket of essential baby equipment, toiletries and clothing which can then be gifted to new mothers.

Our involvement

We have put a baby bath in the entrance of all four of our nurseries, Hoo, Hollinswood, Hadley and Lightmoor, and are asking our staff, children, parents and anyone else who feels able to support to donate these much-needed items which we will then pass on to Telford Baby Bank.

We have ALSO decided to expand this by becoming a dropping off point for food bank items which will passed on to Telford Food Bank.

Food banks are not just about food but about emergency supplies for families in all situations – one of those being newborn babies and this initiative is an excellent way whereby we can all contribute and make a significant difference in people’s lives – particularly on what can be an extremely expensive run-up to Christmas.

Items on the baby bank wishlist. For baby: 

  • Newborn nappies (sizes 1&2)
  • Nappy cream
  • Nappy sacks
  • Baby wipes
  • Cotton wool
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby bath/head to toe wash
  • Liquid baby soap
  • Baby sponges
  • Baby towels
  • Small baby blankets
  • Moses Basket baby sheets
  • Newborn – six months new baby clothes
  • Newborn – six months vests, baby grows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Newborn – six months snowsuit, coats
  • Newborn – six months socks, tights
  • Newborn – six months shoes, booties
  • Scratch mitts
  • Hats, gloves
  • Muslin cloths
  • Small baby toys (new) up to six months only.

For adults: 

  • Shampoo
  • Adult shower gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste for baby and adult
  • Deodorant
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads

For more information call in at your nearest ABC Day nursery or contact Telford Crisis Support by calling 01952 586646 or email tcsfoodbank@gmail.com