In the Spring of 2020, we were approached by the Pembrokeshire Baby Bank, a fledgling new charity in West Wales, to create them a website which would help to centralise their presence online. We try to help organisations within our local communities as much as possible, and gladly said yes to helping them. The Baby Bank provides baby-related necessities, free of charge, to parents across Pembrokeshire who are experiencing financial hardship. This article will explain more about what they do, how we helped them and how you can do the same.
Before the construction of their website, the majority of their donations came from word of mouth and a Facebook group. They wanted a central presence online where people could see what and how to donate, as well as a form for health & social care professionals to refer new parents.
We built their site using WordPress, which is ideal for simple single-page websites and easily integrates Contact Form 7, a flexible and high-quality solution which runs the two contact forms on the site. We set up email and hosting for them using AWS, specifically Workmail and Lightsail, and also SSL Certification to make the website more secure.
This provided the Baby Bank with a new destination for people to use (and communicate with) their service. Once the build was completed, we assisted their admin team with some basic training in how to use the functions of the site.
About The Baby Bank
The Baby Bank provides packs for new-borns, clothing bundles, essential supplies such as nappies or baby food, and much more. If you would like to help them, there are a number of ways to do it.
- Donate items using their Amazon wishlist. You can see exactly what they need to help people the most. https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/I7T96ABQH1BW
- Read through the list on their website to see other items they need. https://pembrokeshirebabybank.org/#donate
- And if you would like to donate money, there’s a button on the website too! https://pembrokeshirebabybank.org
We’re proud to have helped the Pembrokeshire Baby Bank and we feel like they’re doing really important work to help our local community. Head over to their website now to see how you can help. All support is greatly appreciated!