Mums Present £30K Cheque To Baby Charity

Three mothers, including one from Dorset, have presented a cheque for thousands of pounds to a charity which provided invaluable support to them and their premature babies.

The women were invited by organic baby food company Plum Baby to visit the London head office of Bliss.

The charity provides care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.

Mothers Louise Crankshaw and her son Barney, Charlotte Pundyke and her son Conor, and Kate Harrison and her daughter Abigail, presented a cheque for £30,000 to the charity.

Charlotte, from Dorset, came forward after Bliss provided telephone support and counselling when Conor was born ten weeks early.

Louise, from Cambridge, volunteered to attend after her son was born at 33 weeks and she received help from the charity.

Kate Harrison, from Camden, London, received help from the charity after her daughter was born at 27 weeks.

The funds were raised through a Plum Baby food promotion where 5p was donated for every promotional pack purchased and a further 1p for every Facebook like received.

The money will support the Bliss helpline for nine months, counselling for 75 families, 15,000 parent packs, and 60 support groups.

The baby food company teamed up with Bliss after it was chosen as one of its charity partners due to their mutual aim to give babies the best start in life.