A MEMBER of Britain’s largest family, the Radfords, came to East Lancashire at the weekend while filming a new series of 22 Kids and Counting.

Accrington Market will feature on the show as film crews and a member of the Morecambe-based family were spotted filming a segment here over the weekend.

Mum, Sue Radford, came to the market last Saturday (14 August) and spoke to the owner of Hyndburn Baby Bank.

Posting to Facebook, Accrington Market wrote: “Who spotted The Radford family filming today at Accrington Market !?

“Sue Radford, from the TV show ‘22 kids and counting’, came to find out more about the wonderful work Kate does at the Hyndburn Baby Bank.

“Sue also chatted to local mum Zoe about her experiences as a teenage mum.”


Sameena King, Accrington Market Manager, said: “Sue Radford attended Accrington Market to learn more about the great work Kate Walsh is doing in the local Hyndburn community.

“Sue Radford visited the Baby Bank as she wanted to learn about the support available for parents and understand what support and resources people need to live happy and healthy lives as families.

“Sue spoke to Kate Walsh about her work and Sue also donated lots of beautiful clothing to the Baby Bank. Sue also took the time to talk to local teen mum Zoe about her own lived experiences.”

Speaking about Hyndburn Baby Bank and the owner, Ms King explained that the community organisation helps families in need.

Hyndburn Baby Bank is shop in the market where people can donate items for babies/toddlers and their parents.

People in need are welcome to come and get supplies, with no questions asked, of toiletries, clothes, milk etc.

Lancashire Telegraph: Sue Radford with members of the Hyndburn Baby Bank (Photo: Facebook/@hyndburnbabybank)Sue Radford with members of the Hyndburn Baby Bank (Photo: Facebook/@hyndburnbabybank)

If people are able to they can donate what they can in exchange for items, or donate supplies or their own pre-loved items such as baby clothes to help others.

You can find Hyndburn Baby Bank on the balcony inside Accrington Market Hall - please do visit them if you need anything for your baby/toddler.

Sameena explained: “As a mum of two Kate started the Hyndburn Baby Bank to make sure no child or young family goes without essential items.

“As the charity grew Kate moved into a unit on the balcony in Accrington Market Hall, next to her other shop the ‘Hyndburn Uniform Swap Shop’ which offers a school uniform exchange programme.

“We are so pleased to have these resources inside the market hall and not only do they help people in need, they also save clothing from landfill and help us to be a more sustainable and eco-friendly town.

“Shoppers love that the market hall is more than food, it is a space for our community to come together and help each other too.”

You can catch up on previous episodes of 22 Kids and Counting over on My5.

You can also find out more about Hyndburn Baby Bank by visiting their Facebook page.  


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