Welcome to Bicester Baby Bank
Voluntary charitable organisation helping families in need
About Bicester Baby Bank
We are open for donations on a weekly basis. Donations can be taken to Cinch Self Storage, Arkwright Rd, OX26 4SU during our opening times. The Kingsmere Centre and The Laundry Basket are unfortunately no longer donation points. Please see our Wishlist page for items being accepted - Thank You.
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 5 years old. We do accept school uniform for older children.
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. At the present we also can’t accept toys or books due to storage space.
Our drop-off points are:
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
We would love to have any new voluteers give up their time to come and help us. This may be by helping to sort clothes and get referrals packages ready or by handing out leaflets to the public and helping at any of our charity event.
If you think you can help, please do get in contact with us