Growbaby's journey through the years
First Growbaby starts in Kingston upon Thames
Second Growbaby founded in Hoxton, Hackney
First "Being Jesus' Hands And Feet" conference runs
Milestone hit of 40 Growbabys across the UK
Local Growbaby launches in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Growbaby International website launches
Sept 2003 - First Growbaby starts
Peter and Noni started the first Growbaby with one simple aim: to support local families in need, regardless of their income, faith or background.
Since it started, Growbaby Kingston has had over 25,000 contacts with local families, taking in donations worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The reason behind Growbaby
Growbaby was started in 2003 at the same time as Kingston Vineyard church started and as a direct result of Peter and Noni’s belief that faith should always include actions.
Peter and Noni have both grown up within Christian faith environments, Peter as a Catholic and Noni as a member of the Church of England.
As teenagers, they both walked away from their faith and it wasn’t until they got married and experienced the loss of their first baby that they re-looked towards God.
They have both worked extensively alongside many different expressions of Christianity and their role in Growbaby has led them to engage with many from different faiths or no faith.
If you are interested in learning more about the Christian faith, we recommend that you think about undertaking an Alpha course near you.
If you would be interested in partnering with us on a larger scale, becoming one of our sponsors or working with us on a particular project please do get in touch.
We are interested in partners who would like to support the work of GBI or who would like to use GBI to share items across the Growbaby network as our partners “Finest for Baby” have done.
Connect with Growbaby International
Each local Growbaby has their own social media and contact, so we'd encourage you to find your nearest one and get involved there.
If you want to stay up to date with new Growbaby launches and news and stories from across the network, here are some ways you can get connected.