A COMMUNITY baby bank in Bradford has received a donation to ensure babies in the area have access to the necessary vitamins and minerals to support their immune system and ongoing development.

Baby Basics, on Parsons Road, a volunteer-led project which supports new mothers and families struggling to look after a new baby, received a donation of Vitamin D drops from Natures Aid.

In 2019, 35,000 families across Britain turned to baby banks to provide their little ones with essential items such as clothes, cots and supplements, and this shows no signs of slowing down given the impact of the pandemic.

Natures Aid provided the supply of Mini Drops Vitamin D3, which the department of health recommends all children take and is even more vital during a pandemic.

Cat Ross, CEO of Baby Basics, says: “As a volunteer-led organisation we rely on the support of other brands and businesses, to ensure at-need families have the sufficient products and tools to ensure their babies are given the best start in life. This donation from Natures Aid is not only extremely timely and greatly appreciated, but also provides our families with vital supplements that we’ve not been able to provide often enough.”