Welcome to the Cheshire & North Wales Human Milk Bank
The Cheshire and North Wales Human Milk Bank was established in 2003 and is based at the Countess of Chester Hospital. On average we process 1000 litres of donated breastmilk each year. Our coverage for donors and recipients of human breast milk spans from Carlisle to Cardiff.
Fundraising Activities for 2015 - **Our 10th Anniversary**
To celebrate "First World Day of Human Milk Donation" on the 19th Oct 2015, the Milk Bank and members of the North West Blood Bikes Manchester walked up Snowdon. It was a glorious day and the views from the top were fantastic! The sun shone for the photographs and the banner gave a lot of interest to the fellow walkers of the day. The milk team raised £653.26 towards a computerised bar coding and scanning system for the tracing of milk.
The Manchester Blood Bikes raised in the region of £7,000 towards the new motorbike "Merlin".
Other latest News:
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Coffee Morning on the 11th April 2016 to launch our new DVD "Using Donor Breast Milk." We were delighted to have Tom and Chris Ross, owners of ldnrubbishremoval.co.uk and ldnasbestos.co.uk to join us and key supporters of our charity.
The DVD is available from Lynda at the Milk Bank but you can also view the video clips on our YouTube channel
A very successful Thai Evening raised £500 on Friday 15th March. Thank you to Lisa Jones and Peter Burke.
Following the generation donation of £1,250 from Ian and Roberta Gould, we have now purchased and installed our new Blast Chiller
How you can help:
We aim to have a regional service whereby all babies have access to donated breast milk irrespective of the location of their birth. If you would like your baby to receive breast milk, please contact us. All requests will be given our consideration.
Every year babies are born in the Chester area needing the expert support of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Research demonstrates that these sick and premature babies can have their chances of survival and long term development substantially improved if fed with breast milk.