In December 2021, Brandlesholme Community Centre set up the Bury Family Bank to help provide baby products to families who might be struggling.

Along with providing nappies, baby formular and much more, they quickly realised that there was also a demand for children’s clothing so they expanded the age range through to teenagers. The group took over running the Bury Family Bank after the original organisers weren’t able to continue running it.

The group rely on public donations and donations from supermarkets and retailers, as well as working with charities to provide as much help as they can to the people of Bury.

Jordan, who helps run the Bury Family Bank, said, “My role is to provide as much help and support for as many families as I can. We will help anyone regardless of if they are working or on benefits.”

They accept self-referrals and referrals from third parties by either messaging their Facebook page, emailing them at buryfamilybank@gmail.com or calling 01617977366, where an appointment can be made to collect the products.

All donations are taken at 375b Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 1HS, and would be greatly appreciated, however, they cannot accept any electrical items or car seats for safety reasons. They’re open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 12.30pm.

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