A Leeds based baby charity is asking for help to raise funds and reach more people in need of their help.
Leeds Baby Bank supports families who are in a financial crisis to afford critical items that are needed when a baby is born.
The charity was established in 2017, and helps up to seventy local families a month, providing them with items such as clothing, bottles, cots and prams.
It hopes to raise £10,000 to purchase a van and employ a part-time driver to collect donations and deliver items to families, to ensure they receive them when they are required.
Charity Manager Will Munton said: “We are trying to purchase a van soon to help speed up getting things out to families, if we don’t have transport in place it can be two weeks for families to be getting their items which for us is heartbreaking to know we can put a referral together in two hours. We are asking the city to help us really”.
The Baby Bank is run by a team of volunteers and receives little funding, relying on donations from the public.
A spokesperson from Leeds City Council’s Children’s’ Social Work Services said: “This service is essential for the families I work with.
“I literally do not know what families would do without this charity.”
The charity have reached 10% of their target, but are eager to reach the £10,000 goal.
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