The Ian Williams’ Foundation was recently delighted to donate £860 to set up a pop-up baby shop, which will raise awareness and funds for Southmead Hospital Charity’s Maternity Fund. Ian Williams’ Bid Writer, Kate Henderson, a new mother herself, has been involved in setting up the shop which will be sited in a unit donated by Yate Shopping Centre. Manned by a group of volunteers including Mums on maternity leave, the shop will sell a selection of donated children’s clothes, nursing and maternity clothes, changing equipment, cots, prams and toys.
Kate Henderson comments: “It’s fantastic to be involved in such a great cause, so thankyou to the Ian Williams’ Foundation for supporting us. All proceeds will go to the hospital’s maternity fund to support projects that make life even better for Mums and babies.”
Adrian Brown, corporate and community manager at Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “We’re very grateful to the team for organising the pop-up shop and raising money for us. It’s an inspired idea and we’re delighted to be the chosen charity.”
The Ian Williams Foundation is an employee led team that manages the funding the company provides for community investment, charitable donations and supports voluntary work nationally. The monetary equivalent of the Foundation’s work exceeds £50,000 per annum. To find out more about the Foundation or to apply for funding click here