Pictured: Alison Mastrantuono, Janet Jackson and Kathryn Spencer from the new born hearing screening team with Rev. Hugh Fielden, Anne-Marie Foster and Vera Cocker from All Saints Church, Earby.
Volunteers from All Saints Church in Earby have donated essential products for new mums at Airedale hospital.
Several bags containing baby wipes, clothes, lotion, nappies, and even special treats for mum such as moisturiser and shampoo were donated. These gifts will go into ‘pride packs’ that the new born hearing team at Airedale hospital put together to give to new mums who need a little help.
Vera Cocker from the Earby church said “We collect for four different charities a year at our church, and we try to find new causes to collect for each time. We saw an article last year about the pride packs at Airedale, and thought it would be a great cause to collect for.
“We’ve had a basket in church for three months which has filled up with many items that we’re delighted to donate today. As well as bringing nappies and wipes and things, some people have also knitted clothes, socks and hats for new babies.”
Alison Mastrantouno from the new born hearing screening team said, “We’re really grateful for donations we receive, and we’d like to thank everyone at Earby church who has donated.
“We’ve been distributing pride packs for a few years now, and colleagues generally collect and bring in items for them at their own cost. The packs are really important to help women with new born babies through their first few days, especially if they arrive at hospital with nothing.”
Pride packs are filled with items for new mothers and babies in hand sewn drawstring bags. The team give these bags discreetly to parents who are maybe unable to afford certain items, or parents whose baby has come early and they weren’t prepared to come into hospital.