Banking on your support
A new community baby and toddler clothing bank is opening in Wychbold later this month to support people struggling with the cost of living.
Good quality, pre-loved clothes, toys, books and equipment for children up to five-year-olds will be on offer free of charge to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income or background.
Residents from across Wychbold and surrounding areas have generously donated items to the bank, which has been set-up by Cllr Rick Deller and supported by Wychavon's communities' team.
The Wychbold Baby Bank will be held at Wychbold Village Hall in School Road, on Saturday, 28 January from 10am to 12 noon and is open to all. After that, the bank will be held on the last Saturday of every month.
Those attending will be able to enjoy a free drink and also receive information on other support available.
Cllr Rick Deller, who represents Dodderhill on Wychavon District Council, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has helped to get us to this point, either by donating, or volunteering.
"My wife and I appreciate the cost of having children after having our twins. We also recognise how quickly the needs of children change and how expensive baby and toddler items are.
"My hope is the bank will not only help people struggling with the current soaring cost of living, but it will also have environmental benefits, by releasing clothing to be worn again rather than being stuck in a loft or draw or ending up in the bin.
"If this is successful then we have plans in the pipeline for another baby bank in Droitwich soon.
"We are looking for more donations and volunteers to help so if you would like to give back to our local community then please email me."