Our volunteers request specific items for families in need on our Facebook group Bromley Brighter Beginnings. If you can donate any of the requested items, please comment on the post or message the poster, and one of our volunteers will be in touch.
We request a wide range of second-hand baby or child related items: e.g. cots, cot beds, buggies, stair gates, baby monitors, clothes, toys, moses baskets etc. From time to time we may also request donations of new items such as nappies, baby wipes, formula or bedding.
We help families with children of all ages, as well as occasionally their parents too.
We are fortunate to have the use of a storage facility kindly provided by Big Yellow. We use this solely for the contents of our newborn & maternity packs. We source all other items directly from supporters so that we can collect and deliver as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you would like to make a cash donation to Bromley Brighter Beginnings, please visit our Just Giving page.
Giving through this site enables us to receive Gift Aid on your donation – that’s an extra 25% of the amount you give that we get automatically if you are a UK tax payer and donate through Just Giving.
Cash donations are used to help families in many ways, including:
– Newborn packs: a large ‘starter pack’ full of essentials for new mums and their babies
– Toiletries for mum and baby
– Sanitary products
– Cot & cotbed mattresses
– Vouchers for parents to purchase essential items such as clothes for their children
In specific cases, we support families suffering from financial deprivation with essential furniture or furnishings and electrical items (normally bought second hand from e.g. the British Heart Foundation store).