Ashley Bear Going To More Children in Refuge

More Ashley Bears going to the refuge for the new intake of families. All the bears are well received, and this has been the feedback so far …. “They were all really excited to collect them. The bears were a lovely touch for the families that had just moved in, we put the bears on the children’s beds for them to find when they moved in. We all think the idea is lovely and really comforting to the children when they move in with very little”

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Busy Few Weeks with Referrals

In the last 10 days, we have provided the following items on referral from Social Workers, Refuge, and Health Visitors – a birthday present for a child in the refuge; a cotbed mattress for a mum and baby in temporary accommodation; bunkbeds for siblings due to poverty; a single mattress, cotbed mattress and bedding for a family in poverty; a fridge freezer for a mum who has esacaped domestic violence and is setting up a new home; pillows, canvas wardrobe, nappies and baby items for a new mum who has escaped domestic violence and is struggling financially; a food shop for a family in poverty; a stairgate due to health & safety concerns; a medicine cabinet for child protection reasons; a double divan bed for a mum to be who has escaped domestic violence and is currently sleeping on a camp bed; a fridge freezer, vouchers, food shopping, and household items for a family who suffered a house fire and lost everything, Thank you to everyone who supports us – your money and donations help us continue to provide for these families.

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Families going Hungry due to Poverty

Two weekly food shops ordered yesterday – going to families who are unable to feed their children. One due to benefit changes and waiting for Universal Credit to start, and one for a family who have taken in children from another family member and need some support to feed them all until everything is in place

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May Referrals So Far

Over the last 10 days we have provided the following items:- new single bed and full set of bedding for a child who had been taken in by a family member to prevent going into care; a pair of trainers for a child in poverty who was unable to participate in PE at school; a cot mattress for a mum and baby who had recently been homeless and just had an empty cot; a cot mattress for a baby in child protection; a week’s food shopping for a family who had taken in a child of a family member to prevent them going into care; carpet for a family who had been re-housed and had bare floors; a new fridge freezer for a mum who had no-where to keep her food fresh; baby equipment for a mum-to-be who had nothing for her impending birth; a double pushchair for a mum in the domestic violence refuge; birthday presents for a child in the refuge; a stairgate for a family in poverty, and a washing machine for a family who are struggling financially due to past addictions. We are so grateful to everyone who donates items and fundraises to help these families.

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