British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site partners with Moat Breastfeeding Group to support community


British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site supports local breastfeeding group

British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site is excited to announce its new community partnership with Moat Breastfeeding Group, a local voluntary organisation dedicated to providing vital breastfeeding support to mothers in the Hastings and Rother area.

Moat Breastfeeding Group was founded in 2019 in response to the urgent need for breastfeeding support within the community. With pressure on NHS services and the closure of services due to lockdowns during Covid, the group has been a lifeline for mothers seeking guidance and camaraderie on their breastfeeding journeys. As the only all year-round weekly breastfeeding support group in the region, Moat Breastfeeding Group has become an essential support network for new mothers navigating the challenges of breastfeeding.

Recognising the importance of this invaluable resource, British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site has committed to providing financial support to the Moat Breastfeeding Group. The funding will directly contribute to the group’s operational costs, ensuring that it remains free and accessible to all, regardless of economic status.

The partnership aims to bolster the group’s efforts in offering professional guidance through an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, providing a safe space for emotional support, and fostering a sense of community among parents.

Tanya Young, Plant Manager at British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site, said: “We are thrilled to join hands with Moat Breastfeeding Group and contribute to the well-being of our local community. The work that the group does aligns perfectly with our values of supporting our neighbours and enhancing the quality of life for those closest to us. We are committed to making a positive impact and are excited to see the continued growth and success of Moat Breastfeeding Group.”

The partnership between British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site and Moat Breastfeeding Group highlights the significance of community collaboration in addressing critical needs. Breastfeeding plays a crucial role in the health of both infants and mothers, and Moat Breastfeeding Group’s dedication to providing comprehensive support directly contributes to better health outcomes and emotional wellbeing.

Nicola Moat, Founder of Moat Breastfeeding Group, said: “Moat Breastfeeding Group is incredibly grateful for the support from British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site. This partnership will allow us to expand our reach to those in areas where breastfeeding rates are low. The generous donation will help secure the future of our groups, providing essential support to mothers and families in need.”

For more information about Moat Breastfeeding Group and their initiatives, please visit their Facebook page To learn more about British Gypsum and their commitment to community engagement, please visit


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