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Visit to Baby Basics


Some members of SI Hallamshire recently visited the Baby Basics distribution centre in Sheffield. This was a most interesting visit where we were shown the large selection of baby clothes, equipment and toiletries which are required to build a filled Moses basket. These baskets are given to new Mums who are in difficult circumstances and are unable to provide the items themselves. Young women are accepted by Baby Basics on the recommendation of midwives, health staff and social services who arrange collection of the baskets from Baby Basics and delivery to the young women.


Baby Basics is our President’s chosen charity this year. We took along with us a selection of items which our members had made to donate to the charity. These included cot sheets, fabric bags, knitted blankets, matinee jackets, baby mittens and bootees. (As shown in the attached photo).

One of our members came home with a bag of sheets to to cut up and make into flat sheets for Moses baskets. we hope to make more items in the future.