MP is left holding the baby during children’s charity visit

MP Richard Fuller visits family and children's charity FACES.

MP Richard Fuller visits family and children's charity FACES.

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A good cause that offers support to families under stress opened its doors to Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller.

The politician was left holding the baby when he visited Bedford’s FACES last Thursday (July 30).

MP Richard Fuller holding the baby.

MP Richard Fuller holding the baby.

But he also found out more about how the organisation works and talked about the charitable and not-for-profit sector.

Chief executive Wendie Lovatt said “We were very pleased that Richard could accept our invitation for an informal visit, to meet with some of our volunteers and families, and members of the staff team and chair of trustees. Talking through our projects with Richard, we were able to show how we aim to provide exceptional family support that is vital in our community and society. 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ in terms of the requirements of a challenged family, and the innovative style of work by FACES Bedford provides tailor-made services both in type and length to ensure the most targeted services are available.”

FACES, based in Queens Drive, offers both practical and emotional support to families under stress through trained volunteers who work alongside practitioners to help families within their own homes.

The charity aims to support families during difficult periods, especially where this will contribute to keeping children with their families.

Mr Fuller said: “I was delighted to visit FACES and meet the volunteers and staff. They provide invaluable support to families, often in difficult situations and are a great example of how vital the charitable and voluntary sector is in Bedford.”

To find out more visit www.facesbedford.org