http://www.earlyessentials.co.uk

How you can help: donating items

There are three main ways in which you can help new mothers in need through Early Essentials:

  • Donate new or lightly used items you may have at home
  • Add items to your weekly shopping to donate
  • Give a monetary donation to help purchase items that we need to pass on as new for hygiene reasons

Donating items

We would be very grateful for donations of the following, in either new or lightly used condition:

For baby
  • Moses baskets
  • Micro/newborn nappies
  • Nappy sacks
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappy cream
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby body wash
  • Cotton wool
  • Muslin squares
  • Baby towel
  • Dribble bibs
  • Blankets
  • Booties/mittens
  • Hats/socks
  • Cardigans (prem/newborn/0-3 month)
  • Baby vests and baby grows (prem/newborn/0-3 month)
  • Outfits (prem/newborn/0-3 month)
  • Pram suits/all in one snowsuits/small jackets (prem/newborn/0-3 month)
  • Newborn toys
  • Cotton sheets for the baskets
  • Baby baths
  • Play mats
For mum
  • Maternity pads
  • Thin sanitary towels
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple cream
  • Disposable/new knickers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower gel/soap
  • Toiletry gift sets
  • Wash bag
  • Deodrant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Flannel
  • Body moisturiser/lotion
  • Hand cream
  • Manual breast pump (clean and complete)
  • Chocolate or biscuits

All toiletry products must be new and unopened.


Drop off locations

Please find below a list of drop off locations. If you are having any trouble locating your nearest drop off point please contact us.

Manchester

  • The Den Cafe - Tuesday to Friday (9:00 - 1:00), 40 Merseybank Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7NN
  • Ivy Manchester Church - Ivy Toddlers sessions (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:00 - 11:00 and Thurs 14:00-16:00), 97 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2GP
  • St Matthew's Church - Toddle Time, any Friday (09:30 - 11:00), Grenville St, Edgeley, Stockport SK3 9EE
  • Trinity Church Toddlers - Mondays (09:30 - 11.30), Massie St, Cheadle, SK8 1DU
  • Home Community Cafe, Emmanuel Church - Fridays (10:30 - 5:00), 6 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury M20 6TR
  • Emmanuel Community Church - Toddler sessions, first Wednesday of the month only (9:00 - 10:30 and 11.00 – 12:30), 55 Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 3LH

Stockport

  • Romiley Lifecentre - Monday to Friday (8:30 -3:30) and Saturday morning (9:00 -12:30), 3 Stockport Rd, Romiley SK6 4BN
  • Prampushers - Term time only Wednesday and Thursday mornings (9:30 – 12:00), Guywood lane, Romiley
  • St Chads Church - Sundays (9:00 – 12:00), Church Lane, Romiley 
Peterborough
  • Alternatives Stamford - Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1YA (Opening Times Monday and Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00) Please specify your donations are for Early Essentials.
Warrington