THE Salvation Army’s Ealing Baby Bank is in the spotlight after its Community Centre Manager Chanelle McPherson-Bradshaw won the Young Ealing Foundation’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Chanelle, 24, was honoured for her work on the baby bank, which was set up in 2019 to support financially-struggling families.

She is supported by Liz Houghton and the baby bank is part of a wider Salvation Army family hub, which also includes a Little Lounge toddler group.

Chanelle said: “I couldn’t be more grateful to my team who have supported me through many challenges every step of the way on this journey and continue to help the baby bank grow.

“I wish for a future where services like this aren’t needed. Until then, we are happy to fill this gap in our community.”

Ealing Baby Bank supports children up to the age of four and has had around 450 appointments with families since January, with 8-10 new families being referred weekly.

It provides starter packs of baby clothes, food, and other items for mother and baby.

Donations of baby toiletries, clothes, and equipment (excluding toys, electrical items, car seats and mattresses) for children are welcome.

Donations can be dropped off on a Tuesday from 9am – 4pm at the Baby Bank, which is located at Ealing Salvation Army, 8 Leeland Road, Ealing, W13 9HH.

Anyone interested in volunteering can get in touch on 020 8840 0348 or by emailing