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Baby bank volunteers in need of bigger space

Three mums have set up Bewdley Baby Bank in their home garage. Credit: Facebook @bewdleybabybank

Three women, who have set up a baby bank in the garage of their home, are looking for new premises as donations grow.

A team of three busy mums run Bewdley Baby Bank, which provides essential items for babies and children, to support families in the Wyre Forest area in Worcestershire, who are struggling financially.

Kate Lewis, Rachel Hewlett and Kerena Taylor run the bank in their spare time whilst juggling a range a of different demands.

"We started it because myself and Kerena used to work for a children's charity, so we saw first hand how some families struggled with buying clothes and equipment etc for their children.

Having a baby can be very costly and equipment is not necessarily used for very long.

We have helped lots of families so far and been overwhelmed at the donations we have received."

– Kate Lewis, Volunteer at Bewdley Baby Bank
Bewdley Baby Bank is looking for a larger space to hold donations. Credit: Facebook @bewdleybabybank

The volunteers accept donations for clothes for 0-5 year olds, baby equipment, unused toiletries, prams and other items that are required for parents to look after their children.

The bank has already helped many families and is in the process of becoming a registered charity.

However, recently the team have had to turn down donations as their garage has reached full capacity.

Now the three mums are asking for support as they look for a larger space to continue their charitable work by helping families in need.

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