About Us

About us

Mothershare is a non-profit registered charity (1185295) which provides mums, dads, carers and their children with the equipment and clothing to meet the basic needs of babies and children and improve lives.

Our team of volunteers and staff regularly collect donations of baby clothing, bedding and equipment, sorting and washing to ensure the donations we make are the best they can be.

Established in 2015 by two sisters Kim and EmmaJayne, who having lived through child poverty themselves were inspired to try and improve their community.  After being informed shoplifting for essential baby items such as nappies and formula was rife in their area, they felt the urge to make a change. Without funding they were unable to tackle the issue directly but felt if they could recycle baby items from the public families could then spend their income on these essentials.

Operating from a spare room in a family member’s home, they started to build up donations via social media and tried to establish links with health visitors and midwives to create a referral service.

The Service quickly grew and within three months they were operating from the Threeways centre in Ovenden. In 2021 the charity moved to new premises at Coal Lane in Halifax. Mothershare now has a board of 7 hard working trustees, two member of staff thanks to securing external funding and have a dedicated team of amazing volunteers.

The charity has worked hard to build upon its excellent reputation for professionalism, discretion and flexibility, being recognised by agencies such as Calderdale Council, YPASS, Women’s refuges, sure start ,the NHS, West Yorkshire Police and many more who all turn to Mothershare to help support families. While providing our essential service we adhere to strict safeguarding and best practice policies. The charity is proud to be supported by The Community foundation for Calderdale and are also grateful for the continued support of local businesses .

Our Team

We have a team of very dedicated volunteers, staff and trustees without whom it would not be possible to run this service. However, we aim to encourage our local community to be involved with our service.

If you could spare a little free time, it might only be an hour, but that hour can help us in so many ways.  We have lots of opportunities from drivers, donation sorting assistants, fundraisers and even trustees. We would love to hear from you if you would like to be part of our team.

Kim Shedden

Founder & Chair

Jackie Taylor

Trustee

Olivia Dunn

Trustee

Cath Maun

Service Manager

Katherine Thomas

Volunteer

Dot Tansley

Volunteer

Trevor Snell

Volunteer

Our Mission

Mothershare offers a vital and important not for profit service to vulnerable families in Calderdale.  We have been building our service up for over 5 years and it’s based on our own experience, knowledge and situations.

Mothershare’s mission is to provide vulnerable children and families with a range of important items that can make the difference between having something and nothing.
From buggies to beds, cots to cradles, baby gates to bouncers, toys to t-shirts and much, much more

We offer this free support because we believe every child deserves the best start in life, but we recognise that sometimes, some children and families need a bit of extra support and help.

That’s why we at Mothershare are passionate about helping Calderdale families in need.