Dersingham vicar swaps church aisle for catwalk

Reverend Mark Capron, who is taking to the catwalk. Picture: Ian Burt

Reverend Mark Capron, who is taking to the catwalk. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Dersingham vicar Mark Capron is swapping the church aisle for the catwalk of the M & Co Charity Fashion Show.

The charity fashion show in Hunstanston on Thursday, March 22, is being held in support of Baby Basics.

The charity helps vulnerable groups such as asylum seekers and women fleeing domestic violence and trafficking. They do this by providing Moses baskets packed full of essentials such as nappies, wipes, maternity pads, as well as blankets, towels and baby clothes from newborn to three months.

Revd Mark Capron said: 'Sadly there are many babies who arrive into the world where there is so little. The Babybasics Moses basket offers a gesture of love and hope to a new and precious life as it begins its journey in this world, a journey's beginning that to some degree echoes Jesus who was born in a humble place, being laid in a manger.'

Baby Basicswas founded in 2009 at The King's Centre Church in Sheffield and now also operates in St Nicholas Church, Dersingham.

Jo Eldridge, Baby Basics Co-ordinator at St Nicholas Church Dersingham said: 'The team at Baby Basics, West Norfolk are constantly overwhelmed by the generosity of local people.

'Each week when the team meet, we feel that our prayers have yet again been answered. We are also blown away with the amount of businesses that are willing to help us achieve our goals. In addition to the local groups who knit and crochet for us.'

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