Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - David Charlesworth

NEW mums in Har­vey have an­other rea­son to smile with a phar­macy voucher added to the baby bun­dle gift bas­kets pro­vided by the Har­vey Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

The as­so­ci­a­tion pro­vides the bun­dles for ba­bies born in the Har­vey district that go through the child health clinic.

Bun­dles in­clude items like a book, a wrap, a burp­ing bib and a lit­tle jacket as well as a hand cross-stitched card with the baby’s name and birth­day made by mem­ber Jennifer Maughan.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Jen­nie Deer­ing said the first bun­dle was de­liv­ered in April 1997 and since then the group had pro­vided 836 of them.

“Peo­ple that got the first bun­dles are now get­ting them for their ba­bies,” she said.

Baby bun­dles co­or­di­na­tor Prue Sheppard said it was a great feel­ing to de­liver the bun­dles to new mums.

“You get so much plea­sure when you de­liver it,” she said.

The bun­dles will now also in­clude a $20 voucher from Har­vey Phar­macy.

Har­vey Phar­macy phar­ma­cist Vin­cent Cosentino said the voucher was as much about hav­ing new par­ents come in to chat with phar­ma­cists for ad­vice or needs.

“It’s re­ally about en­cour­ag­ing new mums to come in to talk to phar­ma­cists if they have any- thing they need to know about their new born ba­bies,” he said.

“We have three phar­ma­cists that all have kids, we just want to help as much as we can.”

Mr Cosentino has been the re­cip­i­ent of four of the baby bun­dles.

“It’s a real en­cour­age­ment, when you’re a new par­ent things can be chal­leng­ing so any bit that helps is good,” he said.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Har­vey Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion baby bun­dle co­or­di­na­tor Prue Sheppard and phar­ma­cist Vin­cent Cosentino add vouch­ers to the bun­dles.

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