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Angela and Janet outside Heath Street Fish and Chips with collection box

Chip shop backs appeal for baby charity

Health Street Fish and Chips is collecting for The Shoebox Fairy appeal, which provides hampers of baby essentials to families in need.

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

A chip shop in Golborne is leading the charge for local people to support a charity which helps families with new babies.

Heath St Fish and Chips in Golborne is once again working with The Shoebox Fairies, asking customers to donate essential items that families in need may struggle to afford.

Items including blankets, baby wipes, bibs and clothing can be dropped off at the chip shop to be made into shoebox style hampers to be distributed around the Wigan and Leigh area via health and social care professionals.

Who are The Shoebox Fairies?

The Shoebox Fairies are an independent UK charity based in Wigan hoping to spread the sparkle and joy of giving one shoebox at a time. This is their latest appeal, focusing on new parents in the local area.

How can I support the appeal?

If you’re able to support the appeal, any of the following items would be particularly appreciated:

  • Bibs
  • Maternity pads
  • Baby wash
  • Nappy cream
  • Dummies
  • Sponges
  • Deodorant for mum
  • Vests

Even one item from the list will make a huge difference to someone.

You can donate any items at Heath St Fish & Chips during their normal opening hours. There’s also a collection point at Tender Years Nursery on Wigan Road, Leigh.

This isn’t the first time the kind hearted Heath St Fish and Chips has done its bit for local good causes. At Christmas, they supported a shoebox appeal which gave gifts to children in need across Greater Manchester. Angela Foster from Health St Fish and Chips (pictured top with Janet Picton) said “We were overwhelmed how our community came together to donate, especially in the pandemic.”

And the restaurant also came to the aid of local families who were struggling to feed their children during school holidays, when it looked as if the Government was not going to extend its free school meals policy in October. Heath St Fish and Chips was one of several local businesses that offered free food for children who needed it.

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Veronica Roberts September 12, 2021 - 4:53 pm

I dropped some cardigans off the other day. I didn’t know whether or not they’d be too big. If you need any more I can do some.

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