For our first blog of 2024 we are delighted to be working with the wonderful Stripey Stork who are providing Baby Boxes to families seeking sanctuary or refuge in Surrey. Our “British Standard Approved” Baby Boxes are filled with donated pre-loved and new items and also come with a luxury mattress. Our Baby Boxes provide a sturdy and safe place for baby to sleep.
We also have to mention Surrey Heartlands who provided the funding for 250 Baby Boxes.
Read what they said below and if you are interested in supporting expecting parents in your area, contact us to find out how you can be involved – firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby boxes for Surrey families seeking sanctuary
“In recent years, we have witnessed an increasing number of families seeking sanctuary or refuge in Surrey. Some of these families are imminently expecting a baby. When the baby is born, and a cot or Moses basket is not an option due to the lack of a permanent place to stay, we teamed up with Surrey Heartlands to provide a solution.
Surrey Heartlands funded 250 baby boxes, which we then filled with donated preloved and new items for babies, such as clothes, towels, toiletries and nappies. The baby boxes themselves provide a sturdy place to sleep, and we include bedding and a brand new mattress.
The baby boxes, a Scandinavian concept for over 80 years, adhere to British Safety Standards and have been distributed to four Surrey Maternity Units and Neonatal Units. They are also offered to referral partners working with families who may not yet have been into hospital.