Autumn has come around again and brings with it many exciting developments for Best Beginnings.

At the end of August, we welcomed our new Policy & Development Manager Susi Farnworth. Susi comes to us with a wealth of experience in the third sector and has hit the ground running in our fast-moving office environment.

We held a successful ladies luncheon at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Chelsea. We would like to thank all who attended including the parents of sick and premature babies, whose heart moving stories helped to raise vital funds for our Small Wonders project.

Our Small Wonders project continues to move forward. The evaluation work has begun and we have already reached 50% of our target of 300 Small Wonders champions.

The Best Beginnings online shop has reopened at www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/shop. You can purchase our ‘From bump to breastfeeding’ DVD, a range of posters and postcards that promote breastfeeding and stylish B*glam t-shirts. You can also purchase virtual gifts for your friends and loved ones. A gift of just £25 can help 40 UK babies have a better start in life and for every gift you give we’ll send a handwritten card with your message.

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Thanks for reading and I look forward to updating you again soon.

Alison