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96five’s Heart of Christmas Supporting ‘A Brave Life’

96five is proud to be supporting A Brave Life as they support vulnerable mums living in rural Queensland with summer onesies and more.

By Steff WillisThursday 30 Nov 2023Station NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

A Brave Life is a Brisbane charity that equips & empowers vulnerable mothers facing a broad range of challenges such as domestic violence, poverty, trauma, relationship or family breakdown, unplanned pregnancy and homelessness.

You can help make a difference in the lives of these mothers this Christmas through 96five’s annual Heart of Christmas drive by collecting summer onesies for A Brave Life.

A Brave Life creates pathways out of poverty and helplessness for vulnerable women who have often experienced many difficulties throughout childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, including teenage pregnancy. They do this through workshops, support groups and their Baby Bundle Program which ensure vulnerable mums arrive at the hospital with all the immediate essentials needed such as nappies, wipes, baby wash and newborn clothing.

Mel Redsell (A Brave Life founder) packing baby bundles with a volunteer

A Brave Life was started by Mel Redsell who is passionate about encouraging women to see their purpose beyond their past and current circumstances. This passion stems from her own experience growing up in a home with domestic violence and finding out she was pregnant at the age of 16.

A new need has arisen, and A Brave Life are extending their reach and opening their Baby Bundle program to support all vulnerable mothers across Queensland, with a special focus this year on rural and remote areas, where there is a need for summer onesies in the hotter climates.

Summer Onesies

Together we are going to ensure mothers all around Queensland have beautiful summer onesies as well as other much needed supplies to help them have the best start in life.

Here’s what’s needed to create these custom Baby Bundle Programs:

  • New summer onesies (Size 0000 with short arms and legs)
  • New muslin wraps
  • Nursing pads
  • Newborn nappies (maximum of 30 packs)
  • Wipes
  • Baby wash
  • Facewashers
  • Cloth bibs
  • New baby singlets (Size 0000)

If you can’t get to the shops or to our studios, you can still be involved this year with a donation to the work of A Brave Life.

You can drop off your donation to the 96five studios at 81 Mina Parade, Alderley between 9am and 4pm on weekdays If you live further north and aren’t able to get to our studios, donations can also be dropped off at RT Appliance Repairs at 11 Cardinal Circuit, Caboolture between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The team at RT Appliance Repairs are also happy to arrange after hours donations, please reach out to their team by calling 07 5330 0068.

Please ensure your onesies and other supplies are dropped in by Friday 15th December 2023 so we can bless these mums before Christmas.