This year has been a hard year to have a new baby. It’s also been hard for us as a charity as we have lost funding that allows us to help babies and families most in need.
Our Christmas appeal is a gift for Birth, Baby and Beyond and the families we support but also a gift for you – or the kids in your life!
To pledge and order a copy of The Elfonauts, choose a reward on the right hand side of this page.
If we reach our target of £16,000 (the equivalent of 2000 copies of the book) it will mean that we can support more than 350 babies and children with free Baby Food Packs and allow our charity to continue helping those in need into 2021.
Elfingrove and The Elfonauts is a beautiful children’s book with Glasgow at its heart. It tells the story of a team of space elves who look after the precious cargo of letters to Santa. But this year, The Elfonauts have a new recruit with a secret…
A heart-warming festive story about believing in yourself and others. Illustrated by Glasgow artist Claire Barclay and author Cat Cubie. It includes a letter and envelope to send to Santa.
Birth Baby and Beyond and the Coronavirus
Birth, Baby & Beyond supports families who are at the margins of society, who are living in poverty and experiencing social disadvantage. The charity provides families with safe and sustainable baby and child equipment, and in turn, supports them to make positive changes in their life as parents.
As the pandemic took hold, many families contacted the charity unable to access baby food. These families were isolated, living in poverty and had nowhere else to turn. In response to this growing need, we started a new initiative called ‘Baby Food Packs’. Since March 2020 our charity has distributed in excess of 4000 free baby food items to families in need. A family can call BB&B every week to claim a free Baby Food Pack and each pack contains formula milk, baby food jars/pouches, feeding equipment, nappies, baby wipes and toiletries.
The majority of the families we support come from excluded communities, such as single parent families, asylum seekers, and families who are in contact with social work services. In addition, a number of them experience multiple disadvantages, including mental health issues, substance abuse, alcohol misuse and domestic violence.
Due to a second lockdown, our charity has had to close its shop which was our primary source of funds. As a result, we have been unable to receive donations from the public or raise much needed funds. At the same time, demand for our service has increased by over 50%. We require urgent funds to enable us to continue supporting the most vulnerable families within our community.
How the book will help
Pledge £10 or more to order a copy of the book and donate to Birth, Baby and Beyond.
The £10 reward pledge breaks down as:
79% donation + 21% UK postage and packing.
If you want to pledge more, consider ordering multiple copies for friends, or add a donation in top.
Note about postage: the rewards of £10, £20 include UK postage. For international delivery please make sure to select International Delivery rewards.
All net proceeds (after postage costs) will go to Birth, Baby and Beyond. The author and publisher of the book have donated all copies to the charity for no fee.
When will the book be posted?
We aim to send out the book on the 16th December to allow time for it to arrive before Christmas. We will send out all copies of the book as quickly as we can, using volunteers and observing the current advice about going to the post office etc.