The Big Help Project's Baby Basics scheme marked another milestone this week when they gave their 200th Moses Basket to a local mum-to-be.

Baby Basics, which has been part of the Big Help Project since 2014, gave away the 200th basket, which will go to a local mum-to-be to help her with providing essentials for her baby.

Baby Basics accepts referrals from the Community Midwife team, for women who are vulnerable through a variety of reasons, which can include poverty, refugee or immigration status, or fleeing from domestic abuse.

Baby Basics puts into practical action the Bible teaching that children are a gift from the Lord, and we are committed to ensuring that babies born into difficult circumstances have what they need for their first few months of life. We also value the mum-to-be, as each Moses basket contains a gift for mum and a greetings card from us, celebrating the new family.

Baby Basics coordinator Heidi Ferns said "Each and every basket that we give to a mum-to-be is represents a child who has a right to the same regard and care as any other, and it is a privilege to be there for those babies and their mothers. It is sad to see the increase in demand for this service, but thanks to the generosity of all those who donate items to us, we will continue to be there to support these new families at their most vulnerable time."

Baby Basics operates as part of the national Baby Basics network.