Founded by Susan Sutherland on the 12th January 2019, Moray Baby Bank works with various referral agencies in the Moray area including midwives, health visitors, social workers and crisis aid departments to assist families in financial distress who cannot afford the essentials for their baby. She has first-hand experience of the exact same scenario 30 years ago, having to rely on handouts from family and charity shops for all her son’s clothes and equipment. Even back then she wondered why there wasn’t a baby bank in her local area
In October 2018, a TV documentary 'Born on the Breadline', reminded Susan how many families are still struggling to support their babies by reaching out to baby banks. They cater for not only single parents or those parents on benefits, but also those out working who cannot afford to buy the essentials for their new or older babies, all through no fault of their own. After they have paid their rent, utility bills and child care, there is very little left, if any, to buy the basic items that better off families take for granted.
Soon after, she heard of an old friend, trying to provide for her newly born granddaughter and struggling to buy the essentials the baby needed. This gave Susan the incentive to start the Moray Baby Bank from her own house.
Moray Baby Bank is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SC049253 regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Moray Baby Bank accepts donations of used and new baby clothes, toys, prams, push chairs, high chairs, cots, moses baskets and other items in the age group from birth to 2 years old.
Contact us if you can donate, volunteer or support Moray Baby Bank
Telephone: 07935 223480