Welcome to Bicester Baby Bank
Voluntary charitable organisation helping families in need
Last Few Days Left To Donate!
Baby Bank Climbs Mountains!
You may remember a few months ago we told you that we have an amazing group of volunteers climbing Snowdonia! Well the time has come to start getting the sponsorship money in and to see if any local businesses would like to sponsor us in return for some advertising on our social media pages and at the top of the mountain! There are 13 of us set to climb on Saturday 16th September 2023 (pray for the better weather!). The money we raise will go towards restoring our everyday essentials shelves, which include nappies, wipes, toiletries, formula and food and with the extremely high costs of all this at the moment you can imagine just how quickly it goes off our shelves. If you can spare any money then please follow the link below to help us raise some funds! Also, if you are a business owner and would like to discuss sponsorship then just give us a shout! Please click the link to our Go Fund Me page to donate now: Fundraiser by Debbie Clack : Snowdonia climb! (gofundme.com)
About Bicester Baby Bank
We are back open as usual this week for all things Wishlist!
Check out what we are in need of on our Monthly Wishlist page then venture down to Cinch Self Storage, Arkwright Road, Bicester OX26 4SU:
Welcome to The Bicester Baby Bank!
Our baby bank supports families in the whole of the Oxfordshire area, covering Banbury right through to Goring on Thames.
What is a baby bank?
The baby bank is like the food bank but for baby essentials. We collect new and pre loved items for 0-12 yr olds including school uniform, from the local community and give them to families in urgent need of help.
Founded in January 2019, Bicester Baby Bank has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to help individuals in our area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance.
The baby bank is like the food bank but for baby essentials. We collect new and pre loved items for 0-12 yr olds from the local community and give them to families in urgent need of help.
Bicester Baby Bank works tirelessly to provide quality, long-term solutions for a number of families within our community.
How We Can Help
We provide families who are in need, with items that have been donated by the public. A family can be referred to us by their health professional i.e health visitor, midwife, social worker, support worker etc.
If you are struggling for money, on low income and worrying about how you can provide for your family, we can help you.
Talk to your midwife, health visitor, social worker and ask for a referral. Alternatively, please contact us if you are not sure who to turn to.
If you are a health professional and we have not made a link with you, please contact us on email@example.com
How you can support us
We take donations of good quality baby items such as clothes, bedding, towels, shoes, cots, pushchairs, highchairs, bouncers etc up to the age of 12 years old.
We accept nappies (open packets are fine), wipes, toiletries, baby food and formula which have a good use by date on. We also accept sanitary and maternity products that could be used in a hospital bag.
Please note we do not accept car seats and mattresses due to health and safety reasons.
Our drop-off point is:
Cinch Self Storage Centre, Arkwright Road, Bicester OX26 4XD
Tuesday 12 – 2pm
Wednesday 9.30 – 11am
Friday 12 - 2pm
Volunteer With Us
Our volunteers are incredibly important to us. Without them the service could not operate. We are always looking for new volunteers to join us to help sort donations that come in from the public. Please get in contact with us if you’d like to help
"When I first started volunteering for baby bank,I was completely clueless as to what they do, after the first day I realised what a massive impact on people lives the babky bank has. The amount of items that have been donated is beyond amazing. I hope to continue to help baby bank grow" Becca, Volunteer
"Baby bank is such a lifeline for families and it is so nice to feel part of helping that family have one less worry in difficult times" Danni. Volunteer
Are you looking to support Bicester Baby Bank? We’d love to receive your help, you can support us by donating on our go fund me page or by signing up to the Cherwell Lottery scheme. You can also visit visit our Amazon wish list.
Please do get in contact with us for more details
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteers are at the heart of our charity and we couldn't do what we do without them. Whether its working directly with families supporting and signposting, making up bundles or sorting donations. Their work is invaluable!
In return for your time, we can offer you a warm welcome, and a hands on way to make a positive difference to families in need.
A large part of our charity work is fundraising to support the projects that we run, for our core costs and with keeping our everyday essentials stocked up. To do this we are looking for a fundraising champion. This role would include leading fundraising events and creating relationships with local businesses.
If you think this is a role for you then please do get in contact with us - we would love to hear from you.