A YOUTH homelessness charity which works in Bradford is encouraging people to give more than a gift this Mother's Day.

Centrepoint's New Baby Box virtual gift can provide homeless young mothers with vital products that they may not be able to afford otherwise.

The box can contain everyday items such as nappies, blankets, bottles, bedtime books, rattles and small toys.

Bradford-based Hayley Brotherton, Healthy Relationship Advisor at Centrepoint, had the idea for the New Baby Box after seeing many young mothers, with no friends or family to give them the social support that they needed, struggling to cope.

She said: “Our young people are so grateful for this extra support.

"Even if they are able to provide some of the basics for their child, it’s nice to give them something from Centrepoint and our supporters, especially if they have got no family to rely on. "Holidays can be challenging time for all of the young people who we support but Mother’s Day can be particularly difficult for young mothers who are without a home and the basic essentials for their child.”

Centrepoint provides homeless young mothers with safe accommodation, health and wellbeing support as well as the opportunity to access education, training and employment.

To donate a New Baby Box, visit www.centrepoint.org.uk/mothers. It's £10 for a small box, £15 for a medium or £25 for a large box.