Cherish Family Support Fund

Ryans-56Cherish Family Support Fund is a local community fund to provide free baby clothes, toys and essential equipment for expectant mothers or young families in financial hardship.

We have also supplied equipment for women’s refuges, playgroups, etc. to help keep other essential services for mothers open, especially when under threat from funding cuts.

The fund can only be accessed by professionals such as children’s centre staff, social workers, health visitors, midwives, domestic violence workers, multi-agency teams or voluntary agencies if they are working with a pregnant woman or young family in urgent financial need.

No financial aid is available but a request for specific items of baby equipment, nursery goods, clothes or toys can be made by calling our Administrative Co-ordinator on 07851 284575.

Father and babySpecific items requested are usually supplied within the week, free of charge to the family in need, paid for via the Cherish Family Support Fund.

Additional support can be offered through Choices Counselling Service. This support service can be accessed directly by the public or by professional referral.