Over the weekend Basking Babies held a charity event for Great Ormond Street Hospital Never Far Away: Essex Appeal.

We have raised almost £800 and it is steadily rising every day. We ran free sessions live from the Basking Babies UK Facebook page all day; covering things such as our colic routine, soothing reflexology , baby yoga, a session just for dads and ending with a lovely bedtime routine at 7pm.

Basking Babies Charity Massage-thon
Saturday 4th July was exciting for many due all the restaurants, pubs and hairdressers opening as lockdown was eased. However, for Basking Babies UK, the day had finally come for their Charity Massage-thon!

The Basking Babies team, who are currently all based across Essex, provided an entire day packed full of free online Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology and Baby Yoga sessions for parents all over the UK, in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Charity- Never Far Away: Essex Appeal.

All the sessions took place live from the Basking Babies UK Facebook page and included sessions such as a tummy routine to relieve trapped wind and colic, a session just for dads, baby reflexology to soothe and settle, baby yoga and then finishing with a bedtime massage routine at 7pm.

The Basking Babies team began supporting the Never Far Away: Essex Appeal two years ago after attending their launch event in Chelmsford. The branch charity of GOSH aims to raise £300,000 to provide free, nearby accommodation to Essex families whose babies or children are undergoing lifesaving treatment.

“The last thing parents need when their children are undergoing treatment, is to worry about paying for a hotel or traveling back and forth to London “ says Emma, owner of Basking Babies Hornchurch. “They want to be as close to them as possible, so it is great to know that the option is there for families, in what can be such a difficult time.”

The charity massage-thon raised £370 in donations which was matched by Basking Babies UK, bringing the grand total raised to £740 for the Never Far Away: Essex Appeal.

Basking Babies, established in 2012 by Carla Davison, has thirteen dedicated franchisees covering the whole of Essex bringing parents together and teaching them wonderful skills in baby massage, reflexology, and yoga on a weekly basis. Since lockdown, all classes have been transferred online.

The focus of all sessions is teaching parents the skills, no props are required and so parents have everything they need to join in from in home (themselves and their baby)

To help support the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/basking-babies

To find out more about Basking Babies classes www.baskingbabies.co.uk