At Mothercare, we want everything we do to make a difference to parents and children and our workers. So, in addition to giving all the proceeds from our staff shop to charity, we’re proud to join Save the Children in our “Born to Care” partnership.
Save the Children is the world’s largest independent children’s charity and works tirelessly to improve children’s lives in over 120 countries around the world. In addition to its commitment to eliminating childhood poverty from the UK, Save the Children’s Every One campaign aims to give children around the world an equal chance of survival.
In China, we will support healthcare initiatives to try to stop many of the 416,000 child deaths each year, 70% of which could be prevented. Families living in rural areas or those who have migrated to cities in search of work often struggle to access even basic healthcare.
In India, Save the Children is working on a number of maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition programmes to decrease newborn and child mortality and malnutrition.
In the UK, Save the Children’s vision is that by 2015, it will no longer be acceptable for children to be growing up in severe poverty. Last year the charity impacted the lives of 400,000 children in the UK via initiatives to improve education.
We also support a number of other charities in the UK including:
Wellbeing of Women's Baby Bio Bank – solving the four main complications of pregnancy: Premature labour; fetal growth restriction; pre-eclampsia; and recurrent miscarriage.
WellChild’s Helping Hands – undertaking home-improvement schemes for families caring for a seriously ill child or young person with complex care needs.
Bliss – improving the care given to families of sick and premature babies across South West London by supporting the first Bliss Nurse.
Make a Wish Foundation UK – granting magical wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Strongbones Charitable Trust – helping alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from conditions of the bone.
KIDS' Home Learning Programme – pioneering programmes that create an inclusive world for disabled children, young people and their families.
Tommy’s – providing information, care and support to pregnant women.
Watford Mencap – supporting over 500 children and adults in the Watford and South West Herts area who have a learning disability.