Cherry Healey talks donating kids' clothing for Mothercare's GiftABundle campaign
TV presenter and author, Cherry Healey, chats about how she dresses her children, Coco, 8, Bear, 4, and why she has been involved with Mothercare's 2018 #GiftABundle campaign
Cherry Healey chatted with Gurgle's Style Editor, Catherine Hudson, about her parenting style, how newborn parenting has changed since she did it, and all about why she has been involved with the Mothercare #GiftABundle campaign at Mothercare.
How do you like to dress your children?
I love them both in Little Bird by Jools at Mothercare. Though Coco likes to dress herself, always has, and she likes a rock chick look, mini leather jackets, trainers and cool t-shirts.
As long as they can actually manage to get dressed themselves, go for it, I say! I hate clutter and I am really good at clearing things out, but even I find that the cupboards get full so quickly.
We clear out regularly, and just keep special things to hand down, but you easily end up with a load of babygrows and then school trousers that take up all the room, and that they don’t wear.
Why are you involved with the Mothercare Gift a Bundle campaign?
A lot of sleepsuits, babygrows and all the other paraphernalia only gets one wear, because they grow SO quickly.
The stats are staggering, the amount of clothes that get stuck in people’s wardrobes is unbelievable. Mothercare has totalled it up to 183 million outgrown, perfectly wearable, pieces of baby clothing, just left to linger in UK homes, which would be enough to provide over 250 items for each baby born in this country every year! Astounding!
And such a waste when you think how many people struggle to keep their families clothed. So Mothercare is asking shoppers to donate six to ten items of outgrown baby clothing, for ages premature to three years old, in 42 Mothercare stores.
The clothing is then gift-wrapped and distributed to local families who need them, via community initiatives. It’s a simple idea and easy to do. There’s a lovely element of respect to it, where people receive those clothes in a lovely way.
Fancy donating? Here's how...
Pick up a bundle bag from one of 42 participating Mothercare stores
Fill your bag with six – ten pieces of good quality, outgrown baby clothes for an age group between premature and three years and fill in the gift tag provided
Share your bundle with #GiftABundle to show how you are gifting baby clothes this Mother’s Day
Then simply drop your bundle at selected collection points in participating Mothercare stores by Sunday 11th March and gift on baby clothes
Don't miss the full interview with Cherry, in the June issue of Gurgle, out in May.
Interview by Catherine Hudson