Tayla Jane Nasmith - Westfield Local Heroes 2020
Helping hundreds of babies
Mummys In Need
Passionate. Selfless. Caring.
Tayla Jane Nasmith was 12 years old when she started Mummys in Need to help mums of all ages with essentials for their children.
That was in 2012. Tayla was driven to do something positive when she saw a baby in a supermarket wearing nothing but a singlet.
"I started gathering baby items, and I created the platform Mummys in Need. People would contact me if they needed something."
Since then, Tayla has spent much of her time fundraising and collecting, buying, organising and delivering prams, clothes, toys and bassinets and other necessities.
The charity now supports about 170 babies a month.
"I never thought it would get this big. It was just a hobby and huge passion for years until I left school and I was struggling to find my purpose.”
Tayla has made the charity a fulltime commitment.
"I decided that If I could make Mummys in Need something amazing, that the time would be now. So my parents agreed, and I've never looked back.
"I absolutely love the work I do and I love knowing that there are babies out there that are safe because of us," says Tayla.
"I believe every baby deserves the same healthy and happy start."
Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. Mummys in Need will use its grant to employ an assistant.
For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here