Community Fund donation helps GrowBaby grow

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

A South-Essex-based charity that provides second-hand baby clothing and equipment for free to those in need is one of the latest beneficiaries of a Chelmsford Star Co-op Community Fund grant.

Rayleigh-based charity GrowBaby received a total of £15,000 as part of a combined grant from the Essex Community Foundation, of which a significant proportion came from the local Co-op’s grant giving scheme.

Growbaby collect and distributes all sorts of items to parents of children under 5 who have hit desperate times, with everything from wipes and milk to buggies and car seats being available for free to those in need.

At a visit to their distribution centre, Pauline Dodd (right), Chair of the committee of co-op members which selects the Fund’s beneficiaries, said; “It was wonderful and incredibly moving to see the team in action. They are passionate about what they do, and they clearly go above and beyond to help people in need.”

Robert Snell, a Volunteer & Trustee of Growbaby, said; “Thanks to this grant, we will now be able to include nappies in our packs for desperate parents. These are a huge expense and a source of great distress for those struggling to make ends meet.”

For more information on Growbaby, search GrowbabyRayleigh on Facebook or call 07708 479428.

For more information on Chelmsford Star Co-op’s Community Fund Click HERE.