Would you like to be involved in an amazing project to help struggling, low income families, their babies and young children? Or do you know anyone else that would? If so, then read on…..volunteering at the Willow Tree Baby Bank could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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Come and join us for coffee or tea.  Have fun and make new friends or just talk to nice people! 

Everyone is welcome to come along on Monday mornings between 10.30am and 12noon. 

We meet in the back hall of the church.  (78 High Road Chadwell Heath, come down the side passage to the back hall).

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It has been a busy year for Willow Tree Baby Bank.  Our referrals stood at 400 at the beginning of the first lockdown and we now stand at over 630. This was probably because we were one of the few Baby banks to remain open. We went from assisting mainly local families to working with Hestia an organisation who help the victims of trafficking, domestic abuse and modern slavery. We were reaching families as far away as Croydon, Twickenham and Hounslow.

Simultaneously when lockdown was lifted last Summer we were contacted by women desperate to donate all the baby items they had cleared out. The result was in August we had a donation day that basically filled one third of the back Hall. At the same time as sorting these we gave out a record 22 referrals in one week.

This lockdown has been the longest and demand has been steady. 
We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who have supported us with financial donations, their time in sorting collections and for those who've donated items to Willow Tree. This makes a big impact on how Willow Tree supports families. 

During this year we've has also received a brand new double buggy from Cossato, a consignment of nappies and baby toiletries from Sainsbury’s Chadwell Heath and 3 baby boxes from the British Baby Box Company. Jo Jo Maman Bebe have also included us in their campaign of recycling baby clothes called from one Mother to Another. 

 The Willow Tree is a project to support local families in need by providing clothing & equipment for 0-2 year olds, which has been donated by many of the wonderful friends & contacts we have.  Families are referred by agencies that we are partnering with (healthcare, social services, schools, other charities etc) Find out more at the Willow Tree website and keep up to date with what donations we need on our Facebook page.

WT leafletIn the past 3 years since Willow Tree began there have been 524 referrals. 120 of these have been during the pandemic.

We give thanks to God for his generosity in bringing together people’s skills and time, and for all the donations received. Thanks go especially to Jenny and Fred Percy who work many hours each week to serve local families.

Jenny also wanted to share some good news.....JoJo Maman Bebe (a children’s clothing company) has donated two large cartons of clothing packs to Willow Tree. It’s such a blessing, and enables us to bless so many families in our area during this difficult time.

The Willow Tree is a project to support local families in need by providing clothing & equipment for 0-2 year olds, which has been donated by many of the wonderful friends & contacts we have.  Families are referred by agencies that we are partnering with (healthcare, social services, schools, other charities etc) Find out more at the Willow Tree website and keep up to date with what donations we need on our Facebook page.

NoahsArk logoNoah's Ark stay & play for under 5s (with their parent/carer) - Wednesday mornings, 9.30 - 11am in term-time.

We are not running a booking system so please come early on during the session as we will be putting a limit on numbers to ensure it won't be too crowded. 

CourtyardChadwell Heath Baptist Church is making plans to update the current church site.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their comments and feedback, and contributed to our public consultation that we held in August 2020.  The consultation period has now finished but you can still view the plans online, listen to the webinar and read the FAQs. 

Click here for to view our future plans

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