We’re delighted to announce that Baby Bank Norfolk has helped more than 100 local families in need of baby essentials since it was set up last summer.

Surpassing the 100 family mark is an important milestone in what has been a busy first year. We’ve been working tirelessly to establish charitable status, find storage facilities for donated items, generate funds to pay for essential costs such as rent, and raise our profile with referral partners across the county.

We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to help so many families so quickly and there was obviously a real need for this service. People have been really generous in donating their pre-loved goods and helping us fundraise at our Nearly New sales.

There are a lot of families in need of basic baby items for a range of reasons. It may be following an emergency such as a fire or a mum may be making a new start after leaving a bad situation. There are also a lot of homeless families in this region and almost 30,000 low income families.

We’ve been able to help so many people thanks to our referral partners and we’re keen for more people to know we are here and ready to help.