Emergency funds to run our baby bank service.

Emergency funds to run our baby bank service.

£2,206

+ estimated £474 Gift Aid
£1,000 target

73 supporters


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Suzanne Knox

£20 + est £5 in Gift Aid 27th May 2020 15:50


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Anonymous

£20 on 23rd May 2020 16:29


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Anonymous

£25 + est £6 in Gift Aid on 22nd May 2020 21:01


Started on 7th April 2020 Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care posted an update on 15th April 2020

Thank you!

Thank you so much for all your very kind and generous donations! We are going to be able to buy some much needed essentials thanks to your generosity. 

We are also starting to receive more referrals in for items like cot mattresses, which we need to buy new for health and safety reasons, so we are hoping to raise £2,000 in total to help with these costs. Basically, the more we raise, the more we can help! 

Who are we? 

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care is a small, local charity run entirely by volunteers. We run a baby bank and school uniform bank service, as well as general clothing bank, to help families who are struggling to provide essentials for their children. 

What do we do? 

We operate a referral system and professionals - and other organisations - working with families who are struggling, come to us for assistance on their behalf. Our baby bank provides everything from nappies to cots and prams. Our school uniform bank also provides school essentials like bags and coats, as well as uniform. And we also provide general clothing for children of all ages.

Why do we need your help?

Right now, we have had to suspend our school uniform bank service, but we are adapting our baby bank service so that we can still provide much needed assistance to families who are struggling with the essentials for their children. 

We have already provided most of our stock of items like nappies and toiletries to local resilience groups and foodbanks, and we continue to fulfil referrals coming in to us, in a safe way, with the authorisation of the police and in partnership with other organisations.

Due to safety reasons, we can't currently accept donations, which means that we need to buy essentials that people normally donate - such as nappies, wipes, and toiletries, and we are also going to start purchasing formula milk and baby food too as a supplement to our service given the exceptional demand. 

Right now, there are more families than ever in need of support in our community. We're determined to help. So, if you can spare a few pounds, we would be very grateful on behalf of all the families who need our help. 

Some more information on our projects can be viewed here:

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Baby Bank

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth School Uniform Bank

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Suzanne Knox commented

via Shirley Stevenson 🥰

27th May 2020 at 3:51pm
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Suzanne Knox pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid
27th May 2020 at 3:50pm
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Ann Duffy commented

Doing great work, happy to help

23rd May 2020 at 4:30pm
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Anonymous pledged £20

23rd May 2020 at 4:29pm

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Mary Mcintosh commented

For your fun fiver packs. Keep on doing what you need to do xxx

22nd May 2020 at 9:01pm
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Anonymous pledged £25 + an est. £6 in Gift Aid

22nd May 2020 at 9:01pm

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Anonymous pledged £10 + an est. £3 in Gift Aid

22nd May 2020 at 5:08pm

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Joan Mccready commented

Fiver Fun Packs

21st May 2020 at 9:07pm
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Anonymous pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid

21st May 2020 at 9:06pm

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Joseph Biggam commented

What a great idea! Glad to help you out - you're doing a great job.

21st May 2020 at 3:26pm
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Anonymous pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid

21st May 2020 at 3:25pm

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Laura Wilson commented

Love the idea of the fiver fun packs, brilliant!!!

19th May 2020 at 9:12pm

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