A ‘BABY bank’ set up to provide struggling parents in Helensburgh and Lomond with the essentials for their children has been rebranded and relaunched – and has got off the ground with a helping hand from a supermarket in the town.

The baby bank is now known as ‘Tots 2 Teens’ – and, as its name suggests, is now aiming to provide support for parents of children of all ages.

The group received a boost last week in the shape of a trolley full of items donated by the Morrisons store on Cardross Road, including children’s cutlery, bowls, bottles, wipes, nappies and cleaning products.

Natalie Wood, who founded the initiative as the Bouncing Baby Baby Bank in 2019, announced earlier this month that it would close on April 23 ahead of her move from Helensburgh to a new home in Fife – but within days had agreed instead to hand over the reins to Linda Shanks and Rhona Knight.

People who need the service’s help can either be referred by a professional or can self-refer via Facebook – search for @Tots2TeensBabyBank.

The service works alongside the Helensburgh Uniform Bank and Helensburgh Nappy Library.

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