Northamptonshire charity launches campaign to make sure all mums are looked after on Mother’s Day

The charity wants all mums to feel special and loved

Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:04 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:10 pm

A Northamptonshire charity has launched a Mother’s Day campaign to make sure vulnerable mums across the county have the essentials they need.

Baby Basics Northampton, based in Wollaston, provides a Moses basket starter pack, full of essentials for the first three months of a baby’s life, to mums who are most in need.

This year, the team wants all mums to feel special and loved on Mother’s Day, which is next Sunday (March 14), by providing them with a starter pack including maternity pads, shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, paste and other essential items for mums as well as babies.

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The charity wants to make sure all mums are looked after on Mother's Day.

Sabrina Oakey, volunteer lead and donation coordinator said: “We have seen our referrals more than double in 2021 already, the real impact of the pandemic is becoming apparent.

“The need for our packs is great but with our donation drop off points still closed due to lockdown regulations we have no other way of getting the items we need for our packs.

“We have very kindly been supported by so many such as Morrisons in Wellingborough and Home Start in Corby, but the need just keeps growing.”

The charity which has given out more than 1,440 packs in eight years is anticipating this being their busiest year to date, so are now appealing for any help members of the public can provide, no matter how small, to support vulnerable mums.

Money can be donated on this LocalGiving link to buy items for mums this Mother’s Day.

Each starter pack costs around £10.

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