2023 – a Year in Review

What an incredible year 2023 has been. We are so thankful for all the amazing support we have received this year and always grateful that we are able to help so many people across the UK who need support.

January – saw amazing donations from Silver Cross & Amazon.co.uk, support from Tots Play & the honour of attending the launch of #ShapingUs.

February – our CEO Cat, went to NYC as part of Bloomberg/Harvard City Leaders Intiative to work on a project focusing on improving health inequalities in the early years in S Yorks, & we attended the fantastic Sanctuary Foundation War & Hospitality Conference at Oxford Uni.

March – we celebrated International Women’s Day & joined in The Lullaby Trust Safer Sleep Week, attended the House of Lords for Sanctuary Foundation Wave of Compassion – Ukraine 1yr, supported by Lansinoh Family through the launch of their maternity pads & attended Cinnamon Network UK retreat & spoke to HELLO! about #ShapingUs.

April – we celebrated Easter, held our 1st National Conference with a key note from The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood & support from our patron Rev Kate Bottley, celebrated 10years of Baby Basics Northampton, welcomed Baby Basics Brighton & relaunched our support to Ukrainian resettling families.

May- celebrated our midwives, sent out 1000’s of corporate donations to centres, supported by the @kates_rangers donation drive, celebrated Coronation of King Charles III, joined in launch of Fabulous #babybankonus & revamped the warehouse with help of BetterYou Ltd.

June – said THANK YOU to our volunteers in #volunteersweek & with a garden party, celebrated Father’s Day, sent @kates_rangers donations to The Baby Bank, attended Sanctuary Foundation No Place Like Home #refugeeweek, spoke on ActionFunder Breaking the Mould & amazing support from Silver Cross & Haakaa.

July- chosen to benefit from Guards Polo Club Royal Polo Match by HRH The Princess of Wales, Baby Basics West Norfolk met HM King Charles lll Sandringham Flower Show, more support from Lil-Lets, Pigeon organics , Kokoso Baby & Kit & Kin
August – we celebrated Yorkshire Day, Baby Basics Northampton were finalists in the Northampton Business Awards, Ashley James visited Baby Basics Chelmsford with Fabulous, we welcomed Vale of Neath Baby Basics and launched our Did you know?
September – we welcomed Baby Basics Solihull, sent out 1000’s of corporate donations to our centres, spoke on The Power of Impact podcast, more support from Mamas & Papas UK & Haakaa, continued our Did you know?
October – we celebrated Elizabeth Morley receiving her MBE, sent out more corporate donations to our centres, made new corporate connections Harrogate International Nursery Fair, more support from Mamas & Papas UK & Bloom and Blossom, celebrated monthly vols from BetterYou & shared more Did you know?
November – welcomed Baby Basics Tenterden & Baby Basics – Eastbourne, attended #shapingus sypmposium, shared our work with Steph’s Packed Lunch, sent corporate donations to NIreland, support from Orchard Toys Ltd Rainbow Designs Ltd MyVoucherCodes.co.uk & welcomed Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood Christmas appeal.
DecemberCharlene White ITV News visited Baby Basics Sunbury with Fabulous, & shared about us on Loose Women, support from Mamas & Papas UK Haakaa Lansinoh UK Ardo Mums UK, Vale Baby Basics attended HRH The Princess of Wales’ #TogetheratChristmas, & Baby Basics West Norfolk invited to Sandringham for a drink reception with HM King Charles lll.