Bundles of Joy is a fully registered charity (1173126)
Bundles of Joy are a specialist baby and family charity who collect and distribute baby and family equipment to families in need within Hull, Beverley, and East Yorkshire. The charity was founded in November 2016 by Claire Raper.
The charity has six trustees.
Meet the Team
From Beverley, Claire has a passion for helping others and making a difference. Having founded Bundles of Joy in 2016, her energy to serve the local community allows her to express herself for the benefit of others. Claire is a trained Doula and Antenatal Educator, and she has a wealth of experience dealing with children and their families. Her energy and commitment to the Bundles of Joy charity will ensure it reaches as many families as possible.
Rachael built and runs the Hull & East Riding Mumbler website to list and share all things to do for families in the area. She also runs a freelance marketing consultancy - The Marketing Lane. Rachael has helped fundraise for Bundles of Joy at her Mumbler family fun days and wanted to do more to help with the charity. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of other family organisations and people to work with through Mumbler along with marketing advice to help maximise awareness of Bundles of Joy in the local area.
Sam is a Mum of 2 and a Manager of Nationwide Building Society. Sam was keen to get involved with Bundles of Joy to help the trustee team develop further with reaching out to those less fortunate in our community. Sams keen to look at the funding side of the charity due to her passion for money. We know Sam will be a great addition to the team.
Pam Featherstone - born in Hull, started her own business when she was 17. She founded, developed and sold several businesses over a 30-year span and retired aged 46. "Blessed to have my son, Zander in my life who is also my best friend".
After 3 years of retirement, Pam started a business to guide business owners to control their business so that their life is fun. Pam coaches consultants, trainers and coaches globally to achieve greater success, a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Pam enjoys supporting local and global charities to develop, grow and have more impact.
Angela has been a volunteer for Bundles of Joy since the charity first set up. Along with her husband of 46 years, Colin, Angela has contributed in many ways to the charity. Angela was very pleased to have been asked to be a trustee and will remain a volunteer too. In her spare time Angela is a very keen knitter and competent sewer, she also makes angel gowns.
Sue is a Mum of one and a manager at Handelsbanken, She has spent over twenty years working in the local area in finance. Sue was delighted to be asked to be a Bundles of Joy trustee and work with the trustee panel to support this wonderful charity, Sue has run marathons, half-marathons, undertaken bike rides and climbed mountains to raise money for charities so let's see what she will do next to support Bundles of Joy. She is looking forward to supporting the charity in many ways!
Gillian is a PR & communications specialist with over 21 years of experience. She relocated to East Yorkshire from Scotland in 2015 and started volunteering for Bundles of Joy as she wanted to put her professional skills to good use and support a local charity that provides essential services to families in crisis in the local community.
As a trustee, Gillian hopes to play a key role in the future development and sustainability of the charity, as the need for its services continues to grow across Hull & the East Riding of Yorkshire.