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Gift Giving Weekend, 15th & 16th December 2018

7th December 2018

We have had a fantastic response to our Toy Drive this year!
 
Thank you to Glasgow Live for helping promote our Gift Giving Weekend:
 

Spreading awareness: Birth, Baby & Beyond and Channel 4 Dispatches

4th December 2018

We are absolutely thrilled to announced that we have been working with the production team at Channel 4 Dispatches on their latest documentary, Born on the Breadline.

The producers of the show contacted our charity in September asking to talk to us about what our charity does and how we help families in need. We agreed of course!

The documentary, Born on the Breadline follows families with babies and young children in the UK facing financial hardship and documents their story from the families personal angle.

The case study for Scotland, Glasgow follows a very special family that was referred to Birth, Baby & Beyond for a Starter Pack during August this year. We are so proud of the Glasgow family for being brave enough to talk about their situation and for wanting to help others in similar situations.

Congratulations to the amazing team at Birth, Baby & Beyond for all of their hard work on this documentary!

And last but not least, thank you to everyone that has supported our charity and enabled us to help hundreds of families in need.

Newspaper Articles, November 2018

4th December 2018

Birth, Baby & Beyond in The Daily Record, 19th November 2018
Birth, Baby & Beyond in The Sunday Mail, 4th November 2018

Glasgow Unitarian Church - Child's Play Christmas Concert

4th December 2018

The lovely Glasgow Unitarians have selected Birth, Baby & Beyond as their charity parter for this Christmas.

All proceeds from their Child's Play Christmas Concert are being donated to our charity along with lots of new toys for our Toy Drive.

Come along and join in the fun!

Child's Play will be on Sunday 9th December at 3pm at the Glasgow Unitarian Church, 72 Berkeley Street.

  • FREE Childcare!
  • Kids Songs and Poetry!
  • All welcome!

A suggested donation of £5 is recommended, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 

Gift Giving Weekend with Birth, Baby & Beyond

3rd December 2018

Come down to see our Christmas Elves at Hillhead Library on the 15th and 16th December, fill in a self referral form and take away a new toy for Christmas completely for free!*

Where?

Find us at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP

When?

Saturday 15th December 11am-3pm
Sunday 16th December 12.30pm - 4pm

For more information email contactus@birthbabybeyond.org.uk

*while stocks last
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BBC Radio Scotland interview, John Beattie Show - Tuesday 23rd October

22nd October 2018

Did you hear our charities founder, Natasha on BBC Radio Scotland's John Beattie show?

Natasha was invited onto the show to discuss the amazing work that Birth, Baby & Beyond is doing within the Glasgow Community.

During the interview Natasha talks about why the charity started, the kinds of families that we help and our super exciting Channel 4 Dispatches: Born on the Breadline.

Natasha also spoke to Gillian on Good Morning Scotland on the rising need for charities such as Birth, Baby & Beyond  (Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 3rd November 2018).

That's TV Television Interview - Monday 22nd October

22nd October 2018

Birth, Baby and Beyond founder Natasha Earle being interviewed for That's TV

See our charity's founder, Natasha on That's TV, Freeview Channel 8 on Monday 22nd October at 7pm, 9pm, 12am and 2am.

Natasha's interview with Thats TV journalist Simone focuses on our New Beginnings Project that was launched on 1st September 2018.

With the number of families being referred to our charity increasing every month it was great to promote the work our charity does within the community, along with highlighting the very real issue of child poverty in Glasgow.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

31st August 2018

We are please to announce that we are now working with the Scottish Cot Death Trust to help deliver safe sleep messages.

The Scottish Cot Death Trust was founded in 1985 after various research initiatives highlighted the extent of the problem of Cot death in Scotland. Birth, Baby & Beyond are working in partnership with the trust to help highlight safe sleep messages for babies and children.

This August team had a visit from Martin who works at the trust. Martin provided our team of volunteers with guidance and advice and how to promote safe sleep messages for children. Our volunteers will now be offering safe sleep messages to parents for their children when they are in our high street store.

We are also pleased to announce that we will now be including sleep safe leaflets and information in our Starter Packs. The team from the trust will be offering drop in information sessions at our Community Bookshop (TUT site) in the coming months.

For more information baby sleep safety visit The Scottish Cot Death Trust.

Christmas Toy Drive 2017

16th February 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who donated new toys and items to our Christmas Toy Drive.

Our toy drive was another huge success with over 700 toys donated. Hundreds of Christmas gifts were given out to children across Glasgow making it another magical Christmas for those in need!

Details of this year’s Christmas Toy Drive are now available.

Partnership organisations

1st March 2015

Since starting in 2012 we are pleased to confirm that we are now in partnership with over 50 parent and child organisations located withing Glasgow. All of our current parternships refer families everyday to receive life changing Starter Packs of essential baby and child items.

Research

1st March 2015

One of the most rewarding elements to our job here at BB&B is meeting with our families after they have received our help and hearing how things have changed for them.

Our research has shown that before receiving our help, 95% of families felt isolated, anxious and noticed a change in their mental health due to financial hardship. Families, prior to receiving our help reported feeling that they were unable to go out, attend local groups or socialise with those in their community. They reported feeling a sense of anxiety and stress when thinking of the items they desperately needed for their children but were unable to obtain. All of which lead to many parents feeling depressed and lethargic.

Well...thanks to all of the amazing donations we receive day in and day out this has changed dramatically!

Nearly 89% of the families who have received our help over the last 2 years have reported a huge change in their behaviours, feelings and general outlook. Families reported a massive sense of relief when they received their Starter Pack. Many families reported that they felt able to get out and about with the prams we provide which in turn allowed them socialise more often and attend local groups with their children. Levels of anxiety, stress and depression among our families appeared to reduce significantly with many families feeling relaxed and more positive about their future.

One of our favourite changes in a lot of the families we help is that after receiving their Starter Pack they reported feeling more involved and supported in their local community. By receiving donations of other families unwanted baby and child that they so desperately needed, our families felt a sense of togetherness.

Families receiving our Starter Packs will never know which family in Glasgow provided the donations but they do know that those within their community have helped them in their hour of need! How amazing is that?

Families helping families - together we can make a difference!