Motherwell Community Share Hub, Baby Bank and Edna Laundrette (Winsford)

Helping to reduce waste and to encourage a more sustainable way of living.

Community Share Hub
54 Beech Drive, Wistaston CW2 8RG

Edna's Laundrette
New Images Youth and Community Centre
Nixon Drive, Winsford CW7 2HG

The Community Share Hub...

The hub started in 2019 as ‘Crewe and Nantwich Uniform Exchange’, a place for the local community to recycle and reuse no longer needed school uniforms, winter coats and multiple other children’s items. In October 2020 we opened Motherwell Community Share Hub at Beech Drive, and the support services have continued to expand. Our sustainable, accessible to all scheme is here to help reduce the amount of items heading to landfill. This provides a range of different services for ALL of our community with no questions asked. Reducing landfill and encouraging us all to #reuse #recycle and #rewear our pre loved items.

Our support starts with our Baby Bank, supporting expectant or new mums. The Baby Bank can provide items for babies up to two years of age, from our new mum vouchers, a scheme with the local midwives and health centres providing vouchers to these families, which in return supplies them with a packed Moses hamper with items for mum and baby. Our Baby Bank provides like-new items to families, cots, clothing bundles, travel systems, prams, double strollers, cots, clothing and nappies and much much more!

Our hub stocks school uniforms, generic and branded items, stationery, and period poverty kits. And in addition, we have our fancy dress, and seasonal related stock. Within the hub we have our Footlocker Scheme, we receive pre loved football boots and astroturf trainers from local sports clubs and schools, these are then given back to children to encourage and empower them to keep on playing the sport they love. With our seasonal items, these range from winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves to Christmas jumpers, prom dresses and suits! 

Whatever you may need, we will try our best to help. .

Pop Up Event!!

Fairy Prom Mother Event!

Come and join us for our prom event which is taking place on,

Tuesday 7th May

6 – 8pm

Motherwell Hub, Beech Drive Crewe CW2 8DG.

This event is free for you to attend and is open to all!

Our Fairy Prom Mother event works alongside our Inspire Project, a service supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young women in Cheshire. The aim of the project is to;

To encourage young women to speak out about the issues that matter most to them and recognise they are of equal worth.

To inspire young women to take action and make positive changes to both their lives and the wider community.

To empower young women to improve their mental health, health, and wellbeing.

Click here to see their latest newsletter.

How the hub works....

The Community Share hub is a sustainable scheme open to all.

Here at the hub we are not ran by a means tested program, we are open to all, with a no questions asked policy. We encourage you to email in your requests, email the hub on, motherwellhub@motherwellcheshirecio.com and we will check our stock to see if we have the items you require and will pull out your order for collection. The hub is open for collections on a weekly basis every Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 – 2.

When placing your request with the hub, please ensure you provide all information needed. We can look to provide:

  • School uniform, primary and secondary uniform, branded and generic items, for schools in Crewe and Nantwich
  • Football boots or Astroturf trainers
  • Children’s winter coats
  • Seasonal items, such as prom dresses, World Book Day costumes, Christmas jumpers etc.
  • Period kits for local sports schemes
  • Our Baby Bank, supporting expectant mums and babies up to the age of 2 years.

Please ensure you have sent all the information we need for example,

  • Travel systems or strollers
  • Cots or next to me cribs
  • Moses baskets
  • Baby bouncers
  • Slings and carriers
  • Baby change mats
  • and most other items

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT PROVIDE NAPPIES AND WIPES.

 
For any families who attend Underwood West Academy, we are proud to have our own satellite hub based on their premises, offering the same as our hub. We work together to ensure the community of this school has sufficient supplies of uniforms and baby items. Please contact the school directly if you are in need of any items, together we can ensure you needs are met.
 

We now provide a Baby Bank delivery service to several local locations, this will be one local per week but you can still collect from our main hub on Beech Drive.

Monks Coppenhall Family Hub

Nantwich Childrens Centre

Sandbach Community Centre

Please note, you will have 24hrs to collect your items from the Childrens Centres and then they will be brought back.

You can either call the office and speak to a member of the Motherwell Team on 01606 557666, email us on motherwellhub@motherwellcheshirecio.com or text 07496 160941.

Our 'New Mum Hamper'

baby hamper motherwell cheshire

We are delighted to be working with the local health professionals in Crewe and Winsford with our New Mum hampers. 

These hampers are being handed out to expectant and new mums in the local community. The hampers are filled with items for mum and the baby, nappies, wipes, washing powder, lotions for both mum and baby, and lots, lots more.

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Hampers handed out in the last 3 months!

Period Dignity...breaking the taboo!

Period Dignity Campaign.

Kate Blakemore, founder of Cheshire Women’s Collaboration shares her thoughts about Period Poverty and our responsibility to move towards a Period Dignity mindset. When we talk about period poverty we automatically assume we mean menstruating individuals not being able to afford sanitary towels or tampons, however, it is so much more of a bigger picture. Since reading the book “vagina – a re-education” by Lynn Enright I realise that period poverty is so much more than supplying sanitary products. It’s about;
  • How we talk about periods
  • Period education
  • Being honest about the impact
  • Not penalising menstruating people

To find out more about our campaign please click here to read more.

 

We are thrilled to announce our ongoing support in breaking down barriers for females in sports. We are dedicated to providing continuous assistance and bridging the gaps that menstruation may create. Our initiative involves distributing period dignity kits to local sports clubs in Crewe and the surrounding areas. These kits are designed to support the clubs and the incredible women and girls who play for them.

The inspiration for these kits came from ex-Liverpool Feds players Rachael Mutch and Jo Murray, who created the amazing ‘Just in Casey’ bags for those moments when you’re playing your sport and suddenly realise you’ve started your period. We aim to empower young girls and women to approach their managers and confidently request their period dignity kits. No one should let their period hinder them from pursuing their passion for sports.

We’re proud to have already distributed these kits to several teams catering to ages 11 years and above. Some clubs we’ve supported include Nantwich Town FC, Crewe FC, Witton Wildcats, and Malbank School. Recently, we had the pleasure of attending a football tournament, where we witnessed girls openly discussing periods and the barriers they may face.

These comprehensive kits are thoughtfully curated and not limited to just period products. They also include hair deodorants, wipes, sanitary bags, hair bobbles, and much more. The contents are made possible through generous donations we have received, and we ensure they are consistently replenished from our stock. If you’re interested in contributing items for these bags or know of a sports club that would greatly benefit from receiving them, please get in touch with us via email at motherwellhub@motherwellcheshirecio.com.
Together, we can create a supportive and empowering environment for women and girls in sports, breaking down barriers and fostering inclusivity and confidence.
 
Let’s keep the game going strong, no matter the time of the month! 🌟🩺

Edna's Laundrette - Nixon Drive, Winsford

Our opening times are:

Tuesday 9:30 - 3:00, booking needed.

Wednesday 12:00 - 3:00, booking needed.

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00, walk ins.

 
Our laundrette will be based in New Images Youth and Community Centre, Nixon Drive, Winsford.
 
This laundrette is FREE for the community to use, also providing washing detergent and softener. 
 
You have to book your time at the laundrette, please click on the links below and book your time there. If it is two hours of just washing, or two hours of tumble drying, it is up to you, you will have access to a washer and a dryer whilst you are there. This service is open to ALL, no questions asked, just book your slot and use the laundrette. You are provided with washing detergent and softener, the laundrette is completely free to use!
 
To book, simply click on the links below,
 
 
Once you have booked your time slot, you will receive an email to confirm you slot, please ensure you confirm otherwise your slot will not be secured.
 
 We would like to thank the community and our funders for supporting our project we are excited to get this project open:
 
If you would like to know more about our laundrette, please email on motherwellhub@motherwellcheshirecio.com

 

Donate now to support your local Charity...

Every week we are supporting the local families with our health and wellbeing support. Here at Motherwell our support starts from new born up menopause age and everyone in 

From our Baby Bank, to counselling, our Cherry Blossom service to our Menopause cafes, to our hub, we are constantly supporting your community and always looking to raise money to ensure this support continues.

From donations we receive through the door, to money donations we receive in the hub, we are constantly looking at ways to ensure donations come in.

Without the hub many of our community would struggle, with the average cost of a baby for their firs year being around £7000, this is an unbelievable cost! A cost that many of us could not afford.

 

Click here to donate!

 

Our Vinted page...

Do you know about our Vinted page?

As a way to income generate for the hub we have our own page to sell pre loved clothing we are donated. These 

 

Click here!

 

About us

Address:

54 Beech Drive

Wistaston

Crewe

CW2 8RG

Telephone: 01606 557666

Email: motherwellhub@motherwellcheshirecio.com

Opening times:

Tuesday 12 – 2

Thursday 12 – 2

In 2022 we gave out school uniforms and clothing to more than 702 children! Saving tonnes of good quality clothing from ending up in landfill.