Thank you for your donations

May 5, 2017

Thanks so much for all your support. Over the months of March and April, your donations have been used to support 93 vulnerable families.

We have been blessed to have many individuals coming to the door to donate baby equipment they are no longer in need of. Before Easter, the Knights of St Columba (Council 8, Clydebank) donated Easter eggs and we were able to redistribute these. In April we also had a visit from Fr Michael John, parish priest of St James’ Church in St Andrews, who drove over to Glasgow with a van full of items that had been donated by his parishioners.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Cotton wool

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

Moses baskets

Baby boy outfits for aged 0-3 months (please only donate clean laundered clothing and clearly label the bag ‘BOY 0-3 MONTHS’)

 

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Glasgow midwife mentions help from the Pro-Life Initiative in an interview for the Evening Times

March 24, 2017

An article was published in the Evening Times (on 10th March) featuring Hilary, one of the midwives who gets equipment for the women she works with from us. Here is an extract from the article:

“Hilary is part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s SNIPs team (Special Needs in Pregnancy) which works with some of the city’s most vulnerable pregnant women including young teenagers and the homeless. She recently became one of only 20 community nurses selected to be part of the first group of Queen’s Nurses in almost 50 years – a marker of excellence in the industry.

Hilary’s Mini Cooper is normally crammed full of prams, toys and cots as she helps source women equipment through the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.

She said: “The women get a cot, a steriliser and and baby bedding and that’s it. So when these women have their babies – they get £35 a week in support – you can’t buy anything with that.

“So usually from the Cardinal Winning charity, I can get these women everything they need.

“They are amazing. There are lots of charities in Glasgow which help.”