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BBC Radio Scotland interview, John Beatie Show - Tuesdays 23rd October

22nd October 2018

Listen to our charities founder, Natasha on BBC Radio Scotland's John Beatie show tomorrow (Tuesday).

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.

Listen to John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland.

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!