Spalding charity’s first donation of baby clothes to women’s refuge

Rachel Carter from Boston Women's  Aid accepts the donation from Sarah Le Sage. ANL-150716-165602001
Rachel Carter from Boston Women's Aid accepts the donation from Sarah Le Sage. ANL-150716-165602001

A women’s refuge serving south Lincolnshire has received a donation of baby clothes thanks to an appeal launched in Spalding.

Two boxes of baby clothes were delivered to the Boston Women’s Aid, which helps women experiencing domestic abuse which prevents them from living safely in their homes.

We like to help where we can so anyone who has lots of unwanted clothes, please keep them coming

Mark Le Sage

Ella’s Project was launched by a Spalding couple who wanted to make use of clothes their 21-month-old daughter had grown out of and help those less fortunate.

Mark and Sarah Le Sage set up collection points around town with the aim of making their first donation to the Boston Women’s Aid refuge.

Mr Le Sage said: “We named the project after our daughter because we had already donated some of her clothes to the refuge.

“It got us thinking about how we could help other people in need.”

Linked with Mark’s charity, The Rightside Trust, which supports raising awareness among young people of the consequences of crime, the project is ongoing.

Mr Le Sage said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us, including a number of businesses and Spalding Round Table, who donated £200 towards costs. We like to help where we can so anyone who has lots of unwanted clothes and doesn’t know what to do with them, please keep them coming.”

Collection points include Munchkins Nursery, Tulip Radio, The Ivy Wall, Hills Department Store, Spalding Travel, Spalding Swimming Pool, Tonic Health, The Garden Cafe Baytree, the Ayscoughfee Cafe, Grays of Holbeach, A Time To Remember Tea Rooms and Silverwood Garden Centre. Email Mark at pepmls@aol.com