During FY2015, the Mothercare Group Foundation made charitable donations to four charities totalling £89,000. More information about this can be found on page 57 of our annual report.
We believe that parenting and raising children is an essential foundation for the society we live in and that healthy babies, parents and families benefit us all. We are committed to helping parents by providing education and information in the community. For example, we support National Breastfeeding Week to help mums-to-be and new mums get the correct and most up to date advice about feeding their baby. Midwives and Health Visitors frequently attend our stores and run advice points to offer their help and support.
Providing a place for mums to meet
We have Mumspaces meeting areas in Romford, Edmonton, Southampton, Leeds and Dudley. These offer a meeting room for regular parent and baby/child activities. A wide range of classes take place during the week within these stores.
In our newly refurbished Gateshead and Solihull stores we have play areas and cafes, again so parents can meet and relax whilst out shopping with young children.
My Mothercare Expectant Parent Events run in around 130 of our stores across the UK, three times a year (usually in February, June and October). In-store experts give advice on in-car safety, sleep safety and nursery, pushchair choices and the best toys for baby's first year. Midwives and Health Visitors frequently attend to give advice and the British Red Cross offers first aid advice to parents wherever trainers are available.
The My Mothercare website has events details: www.mymothercare.com
Mothercare group foundation
Mothercare is proud to have its own charitable foundation which was established in 2004. Between 2004-2011 we were delighted to have made donations in excess of £1 million to children's and parenting charities.
Regrettably, the Foundation is not accepting funding applications at present, although this situation may change in the future.