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As the cost of living crisis continues, it is going to be another difficult Christmas for many families across the UK.

Parents with babies and young children have struggled through but are now at breaking point. Last year 4.2 million children in the UK were living in poverty and 800,000 children lived in a household that used a foodbank.

Many parents can't afford to heat their homes, feed and clothe their children and provide them with the basics they need to thrive.

That’s why this year Save the Children, Little Village and baby banks across the UK have partnered with the Sun’s Cosy at Christmaappeal.

Baby Banks have become an incredible lifeline for families, supplying babies and young children with the essentials they’d otherwise go without.

This appeal will boost support for baby banks and the crucial work they do in their communities.

Cosy At Christmas Baby Bank on Us campaign logo

What is a baby bank?

There are over 200 baby banks across the UK. They are similar to food banks, but with a specialist focus on providing essential items for babies and young children of parents living in poverty. These items include:

  • Nappies, wipes and toiletries
  • Clothing
  • Bedding, Moses baskets, cots and blankets
  • Toys and books

Baby banks also encourage donations of pre-loved items, making them sustainable for the planet.

How will my donation help?

Money raised from this campaign will go towards helping existing baby banks make sure they have everything they need to help families and assist with costs to keep them running.

Image credit: Oliver Dixon / News UK

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