WeBuyYourBuggy has partnered with a lovely London-basd charity called Little Village which gifts good-quality donations of toys, books, clothes for little ones and you guessed it pushchairs.
Currently operating in Wandsworth, Camden and soon Southwark, Little Village get this kit out to families in the area who need it. 100% volunteer-run, it is their intention and ambition to create small, warm communities of families supporting one another within London.
This charity is making a difference to some of the most vulnerable families in a city as wealthy as London, where the divide between rich and poor is so prevalent.
There are two different donations routes, one if you are urgent to donate and are happy to drop your buggy off to one of their hub, the other less urgent route if you are happy to select an area collection date then wait for your buggy to be picked up.
Chose Your Donation Route:
- DROP OFF: If you are urgent to donate, eg need the space and don't mind dropping your buggy off to one of Little Village's 3 locations please click here.
- COLLECTION: If you are less urgent to part with your buggy Little Village has some scheduled collection dates on an area basis. Click here to complete the collection form.
Before donating your buggy you must ask yourself the following question: "Would I give this to a friend or family member?" All donations should be of a high standard. Just like WeBuyYourBuggy has a check list before selling, so too do Little Village. PLEASE READ THE LIST BELOW BEFORE DONATING YOUR BUGGY.
What safety checks should I make before donating?
You can read about UK safety standards here. There are three things you must check:
• There should be reference to the following safety standards somewhere on the product: BS 7409 or BSEN 1888:2003. The label with these details is usually found on the frame or seat covering.
• A permanent notice on the buggy must state: Children should be harnessed in at all times and should never be left unattended. The child should be clear of moving parts while making adjustments. This vehicle requires regular maintenance by the user. Overloading, incorrect folding and the use of non- approved accessories may damage or break this vehicle. Read the instructions.
• Instructions should be supplied with each buggy. They should relate to the operation, assembly, use and maintenance of the vehicle. If the original instructions are lost, then replacements can usually be downloaded from the internet.
Things to check before donating:
• Do the brakes work? Lock, unlock and push in both settings to check.
• Wheels. We can’t usually order replacement wheels or easily fix broken ones, so please check these are all in good working order.
• Will it fold securely (so that it can be picked up and moved without coming undone), and then ‘lock’ into place once unfolded?
• Is the harness intact and still working?
• Is there any damage like sharp or worn edges or torn fabric that could compromise the buggy or pram’s overall stability?
• Is the buggy clean and in a condition that you’d be happy to use for your child?
• Have you included a rain cover that fits?