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Referrals are now even easier!

Hi everyone!

Just to let you know that we’ve been working hard on improving the efficiency of our referrals process and today a new form went live. It’s powered by Google Drive forms so we receive instant notification of referrals and can track them. All very geeky but utterly satisfying!

This comes at just the right time as we have received a much higher level of referrals since the new year. Click on the Swan to see more…

-Amy

It’s been a busy summer!

unnamed-2It’s been a while since my last post which is because we have been busy helping local families. The number of agencies referring to us has increased and we now work with our fantastic community midwives, Family Friends, Windsor Foodshare, Frogmore House and the Army Hive amongst others. The number of donations we received over the summer and in September was higher than ever.

Back in the summer we had a donation sorting day and with the help of some volunteers we worked our way through many black plastic sacks of clothes, boxing up by size and sorting out anything that didn’t quite make the grade for rags.  As a result we were able to see what we had and free up a little space in our storage.

Storage has been our focus as we desperately need to relocate to more accessible and larger premises. We have been raising funds to make this a possibility. Lately we have held a second hand stall in the Tree House Café at Windsor Baptist Church and this has brought in cash to pay for new Moses Basket Mattresses and consumable items such as wipes and breast pads. A successful crowd-funding appeal brought in just over £500 in 30 days which was amazing- thanks for your support!

The most exciting input of cash in our mission to fund storage space came when we were awarded a grant of £1000 by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. This has boosted our funds but we are not there yet! Our next fundraiser will be a sale of new Christmas clothes which have been donated by a local high-street store. Look out for details on our Facebook page.

-Amy