No bullrushes, but a catwalk and basket!

Author: The Revd Mark Capron

Published on: 1 June 2018

Recently I was asked to swap the aisle for the catwalk, I can assure you it was all in a good cause.

It was to help raise awareness for the Baby Basics charity which helps vulnerable groups, such as asylum seekers and women fleeing domestic violence and trafficking. They do this by providing Moses baskets packed full of essentials such as nappies, wipes, maternity pads, as well as blankets, towels and baby clothes from newborn to three months.

Sadly there are many babies who arrive into the world where there is so little. The Baby Basics Moses basket offers a gesture of love and hope to a new and precious life as it begins its journey in this world; a journey’s beginning that to some degree echoes Jesus who was born in a humble place, being laid in a manger.

The catwalk offered an opportunity to share the important work of Baby Basics in how it supports local mums and babies in this part of North West Norfolk. I have walked down the aisle in church plenty of times but had not walked down a catwalk; but in doing so, it did bring some laughter in taking part as well as joy because more mums and babies will be blessed through it”.

Baby Basics, is a national Christian charity, which aims to show God’s love in action. Baby Basics was founded in 2009 at The King’s Centre Church in Sheffield. Jo Eldridge is our Baby Basics Coordinator at St. Nicholas Church, Dersingham and she says ‘The team at Baby Basics, West Norfolk are constantly overwhelmed by the generosity of local people. Each week when the team meet, we feel that our prayers have yet again been answered. We are also blown away with the amount of businesses that are willing to help us achieve our goals. In addition to the local groups who knit and crochet for us.

Sometimes the Moses basket, full of provisions, from Baby Basics is all these mums have when their babies are born’.

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The Revd Mark Capron

Licensed clergy - Incumbent: Rector, Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe & Shernborne (Benefice)

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