Baby Bank founder awarded Pride of Essex award.


Kelly Rosevear the founder of the Baby Bank non profitable organisation that has helped hundreds across our communities was not only awarded a Pride of Essex award but also invited to a special Christmas Carol service at Westminster Abbey yesterday Wednesday 8 December with HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate community champions.

Kelly, from Hornchurch, is an amazing lady who works during the day as a police officer and in her spare time runs the Baby Bank. It was set up in 2019 and is now a non profitable organisation that has a small outlet in Lakeside called ‘Kideco’ that sells affordable clothing for families.

Kelly told the Havering Daily: “The aim is to stop child poverty and help our planet by recycling clothes as much as we can.”

The Baby Bank began in Mothercare in Romford in 2019 with families bringing in their old coats to share with others that their children may have out grown. From there it developed to areas such as Edmonton and Purfleet.

The Coop in Gidea Park heard of the scheme and began to support it with locals handing over clothes that their children had outgrown to help other families.

Now, two years on, and the Hornchurch mum has received an Unsung Hero award from the Pride of Essex awards, and much deserved it is.

Kelly really is a fantastic community champion who spends all her free time helping others across the different communities.

Well done Kelly for supporting many families here in need, you are an amazing community champion.

Kelly’s Pride of Essex award.
Kelly Rosevear with Claire Saunders from the Coop on their way to the special Christmas Carol service.

One thought on “Baby Bank founder awarded Pride of Essex award.

  • 9th December 2021 at 8:09 am
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    Well done Kelly!
    Not so much the board of Pride Of Essex. I’d assume you actually have to live in Essex or do something worthy in Essex to get this award but since Hornchurch and Gidea Park are not in Essex this is puzzling. With the exception of Purfleet and Chelmsford, because Chelmsford is where the award was presented, no place mentioned in the article is actually in Essex.
    I hereby give Kelly the Pride Of East London award for her efforts. Well done Kelly!

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