We regularly donate to causes that support and aid women to breastfeed.
Baby Bank Exeter
Baby Bank Network Exeter has been created to help alleviate child poverty in homes near Exeter; supporting families in need at times of financial and emotional stress. The organisation serves to bring together health care professionals, charities and local businesses to reduce local child poverty. They collect good quality pre-loved and new baby items donated by members of our community and then re-distribute them to families in need. The results of their service reduce parental stress, anxiety, reduce financial burden and depression. Improving mental health and allowing parents the ability to focus on other aspects of home life, improving living environments for babies and children.
Baby basics is an Organization led by volunteers whose aim is to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment, and much more to provide support where it is needed. They support mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves.
Barnados helps hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. They help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation, provide support for young people in care, give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve, and much more.
In 2017, The Magpie Project was a group of 15 or so mums, grandmas, daughters and members of the public concerned about the difficult time mums and under-fives were having in temporary or insecure accommodation in our neighbourhood. They resolved to try to give them somewhere clean, fun and supportive to spend time during the day. Nearly four years later, they have been so lucky to be able to attract the very best staff and volunteers to help them fulfil their mission.
"Our new Magpie mums are simply over the moon with their Bshirts. It actually makes the continuation of breastfeeding much more likely so is improving our vulnerable babies' health and wellbeing. We could not be more grateful."
Donations for Refugees
During 2018 we sent 200 Bshirts to Greece, where they were distributed among mothers in need at refugee camps. Women in these camps live in difficult conditions with little to no financial backing. We gave these Bshirts to offer some support to these ladies and to encourage them on their very challenging breastfeeding journeys.
Pink Ribbon Foundation
The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a fantastic grant making trust. It's mission is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by breast cancer. They also support those who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer and its early detection and treatment. We donated £550 to this valuable cause in 2018.