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Saving lives, supporting families

Help us rebuild the lives of multiple birth families in crisis

What is Helping Hands?

Mother and father each holding a newborn twinTamba’s Helping Hands project provides free, practical, qualified help in the home for families of multiples in crisis.

The service is run in conjunction with Norland Agency. Norland Nannies and Maternity Nurses give up their time free of charge to help families when they are at their lowest. For the past year we have been trialling the service and have helped families coping with severe medical complications, postnatal depression, serious behavioural problems and where a parent has died. You can read more about some of these cases on our My Story page.

To fund these trial projects we received £10,000 funding from Awards for All England and £5,000 from Awards for All Wales, but the funding is coming to an end and we need your help. Although the Norland Nannies provide their services free of charge, Tamba covers the cost of their travel and living expenses while they are on the job. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will make a difference.

  • £5 will provide one hour of support to a family in need
  • £10 will provide two hours of support to a family in need
  • £60 will provide one day of support to a family in need
  • £92 will train a nanny to be able to offer specialist multiples support
  • £120 will provide 24 hours of support to a family in need

When families come to us in dire circumstances we need to be able to react immediately. Please help families when they are at their most desperate by donating today. The more donations we receive, the more families we can help.

If you or someone you know someone could benefit from a Helping Hand, click here to view the Helping Hands’ criteria and fill-in an online application form.

If you would like to fundraise for this appeal please contact Shelley Smith or Lucie Wigley on 01483 304442 or email LucieWigley@tamba.org.uk - we would love to hear what you have planned!

Below triplet mum Sarah talks about her Tamba's Helping Hands appeal supported her through a crisis. Visit our My Story page to read stories from other families we have helped through the appeal.  


Are you, or do you know, a family of multiples who are struggling and need support from our Helping Hands appeal? Click here to view our Helping Hands criteria. 


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