Community rallies behind mother-to-be

AN EXPECTING single woman a couple of weeks away from giving birth to her first child has experienced some of the worst of a community, quickly followed by some of the best.
Nanjing Night Net

The woman, who did not want to be identified, had her house robbed and nursery vandalised recently, leaving her with almost nothing to welcome her impending arrival.

But a call-out on Facebook for donations has set her back up with just about everything she could possibly need for her soon-to-be-born baby girl – within mere hours.

Northwest Church community engagement director Trish Moore made the Facebook post last Wednesday morning about 10.30.

By that evening, nothing else was needed.

“We wanted to extend the invitation to get involved to the wider community, because we wanted this lady to realise that there are a bunch of big-hearted, compassionate people in our city,” Ms Moore said.

“Actually, we live in a great community.

“Our church just wanted to facilitate people’s generosity back to this woman and help her to know that there’s a whole community cheering for her.

“The response was overwhelming – over 50 people responded on Facebook alone.

“We had offers from painters and photographers, and I know she has received support from other businesses in town also.

“Well done, Tamworth.”

Ms Moore said some of the more unusual items donated were a baby hammock, a heart-rate monitor for the baby’s cot, and a photo shoot for when the precious baby girl arrives.

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