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Baby poverty charity joins campaign to spread Christmas joy to families in need

Posted on - 11th November, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
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A local baby poverty charity has joined a campaign to help spread a bit of Christmas joy this year.

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Baby Branches has teamed up with the Tinies Christmas Wishes campaign and will be donating gifts to families in need.

They are asking people to make up Christmas Eve packs containing a pair of Christmas pyjamas, a story or sticker book and a sweet treat.

These will then be distributed to families through the Baby Branches network.

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The deadline to donate presents is Monday 10 December and you can drop off at any Baby Branch collection point.

Collection points include Morrisons, Riversway, J’adore Mama, Lytham, and Monkey Magic, Bamber Bridge.

Tinies Christmas Wishes was organised by Jen Flint. She said: “Tinies Christmas wishes was created to bring the magic of Christmas that every child deserves to those who otherwise would have to go without.

“As a mum I’m so grateful and want to help other children feel that festive magic irrespective of their family situation or finances.

“I have received so much support already and am excited to see what the appeal will bring. It’s just like real life Father Christmas bringing the meaning of Christmas to those who need it most.”

A spokesperson for Baby Branches said: “This Christmas we are delighted to be be a part of the Tinies Christmas Wishes campaign.We know hundreds of families find it hard at Christmas.

“We’ve joined forces with a very special lady, Jen, to bring some Christmas joy.”

The Preston-based baby bank has an aim of collecting the baby items you don’t need and getting them to babies who do.

These are then redistributed to local families based on a referral system when families are referred by their health visitors, midwives or other agencies.

All manner of baby items are accepted, including clothes, nappies, cots, moses baskets, baby baths, and prams.

You can find out more on the website.

Do you know Baby Branches? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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