Jo Swinson praises local social enterprise

Local MP Jo Swinson met last week with the founders of Babes in the Wood, a social enterprise which promotes the recycling of children's toys, clothing and equipment to alleviate the expense of child rearing whilst reducing the pressure of landfill waste on the environment.

“Babes in the Wood do fantastic work in supporting families in the community, and it was great to meet with Heather to learn how much the organisation has grown recently, with its new branch in Stirling.

“All their profits go back into the business and help to subsidise the children’s clothing and equipment that they provide for free to families in need. Instead of throwing out the old baby equipment, I’d encourage people to donate it to Babes in the Wood, who can give it a new lease of life and make sure it reaches those who need it most.”

Heather from Babes in the Wood said:

“In partnership with local health visitors and social workers, we manage the logistics of passing donations from the wider community to those who are our most vulnerable neighbours. We are passionately working to reduce the impact of poverty on children from birth to 16 years.

“We are grateful for the support of local parents who visit us to buy from our community shop, and who bring us donations. Without their continued support and generosity, we would be unable to respond to appeals to assist local families.”

You can visit Babes in the Wood at 30 Wellington Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 2SA. For more details, go to

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