Cascade Baby Bundles
one of the charities that the church supports
Cascade Baby Bundles is a local charity that provides new and pre-loved baby clothes and equipment to families experiencing hardship. They reported in our parish magazine recently:
Donations of clothes and equipment have been pouring in, along with hand-knitted items which are included in the ‘bundle’ to show that it’s given with love and that people DO care about the little ones in our community. People have been so generous.
It’s been going out, too – since the start of 2016, over 14,000 items have been sent out. More and more referrals from healthcare professionals are coming in, and some things - especially the larger items, such as cots and buggies, particularly double buggies, are in short supply.
Unfortunately, this enormous workload is going through Lynne and Trevor’s house, and premises for storage and space for volunteers to wash and iron are urgently needed. If anyone has any helpful ideas on this, please contact the charity as detailed in the box on the left.
Some items such as cot mattresses, bottle teats, rain covers etc. have to be bought, and stationery. Packaging and other costs have also to be met, as well as any payment for premises. Cascade needs at least £1,000 per month., which is increasing along with the increase in referrals.
Cascade will be having a Tree and hopefully, on the Wednesday, a ‘baby bundle’ at the Christmas Tree festival in Central Methodist Church in Glossop from 14 - 18th December.
So – despite a few worries, things are going well for Cascade, and it’s hoped that you can continue to support them.
To find out more about this charity, visit http://www.cascadebabybundles.org.uk
Cascade’s Around a Pound appeal asks people to donate ‘around a pound’ per month. You may ask, "does one pound really matter?" and to a small charity like this, yes absolutely it does as they currently receive no other funding. Even £1 helps when a lot of people donate.
If you can support them and if you do internet banking their account details are:
Cascade Baby Bundles
Account No. 30447260
Sort code 77-01-04
or you can print off a Standing Order Mandate from their website, where you can find out more about Cascade’s work and ways of helping.