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A double marathon effort for Walsall mums in need

2019-12-08T17:35:13+00:00Sunday 8 December 2019|

Well Wishers charity patron Martin Gethin proved he couldn’t put a foot wrong when he completed a 52.4 mile challenge to buy items for the Baby Aid appeal to help borough mums who need extra support.

Back in June this year Martin, former British Lightweight Champion and IBF Super Lightweight Champion, teamed up with his brother Steven to take on the Heineken Race To The Tower event in the Cotswolds to support Baby Aid. And his efforts alone raised over £1,000 that the Wren team has used to buy items such as mattresses, sterilisers and changing mats.

The Wren (Women requiring extra nurturing) team works with mums-to-be who need extra support due to a number of issues including domestic violence, addiction, and mental ill health. Teenage mums-to-be are also supported.

Martin said: “The Baby Aid appeal for the Wren team is a fantastic cause and I’m glad I was able to help women who come into the hospital with nothing for their babies because of the difficult circumstances they are in.”

Baby Aid is asking for the following items in good condition for the Wren team to distribute to give these women a much-needed helping hand:

  • Baby clothes (0-3 months)
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Baby baths
  • Moses baskets

The appeal is also asking for toiletries, sanitary products, nappies and wipes which can be made into packs for mums.  Items can be donated to the Purple Hub in the outpatients corridor at Walsall Manor Hospital.

 

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