In the past Home-Start North West Hampshire received a large proportion of our income from local authorities, but recent cuts in spending have resulted in us receiving smaller funds from these bodies. We are committed to continuing and growing the service we provide by raising funds from funding bodies and holding fundraising events.
FORTHCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS:-
Glorious Summer Barbeque hosted by Basingstoke Rotary – Summer Barbeque – 19-8-18
Barn Dance – Saturday 29th September 2018 – Barn Dance Flyer
Annual Quiz Night – November 2018 – Details TBC
The Good Exchange
Supporting children with special needs
We would like set up a support group for families with a disabled child/children in the Tadley area. The purpose of the group is:
- To support families with a child with a disability diagnosis.
- To encourage parents to talk to others in a similar situation and signpost to other services and other information.
- For children to have a safe a secure environment to play in and for toys to be appropriate for age and ability.
The group will meet twice a month for 2 hours and will include a snack, sing and rhyme time and provide play opportunities that may not be available at home. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide practical and emotional support to the parents. We would also like to do 2 outings/year as the parents find it very difficult to organise days out with their family.
The group is open to families with children under 5 who have a diagnosis of special needs eg Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and life limiting disabilities. Families will be referred by Health visitors, Sebastian’s Action Trust, Saxonwood School, other special needs groups in the area and can self refer.
To support us please click on the icon below which will take you to our page on the Good Exchange website.
Your Fundraising Events
We are always happy to offer help and support to individuals or companies looking to hold fundraising events on our behalf. From tea parties to quiz nights to sponsored walks, there are many ways to raise funds to support our work. If you have any great ideas about fundraising events please contact us on 01256 405988 or send us an email through our contact us page.
Corporate sponsorship can bring many benefits to a company and even small donations can make a big difference to our scheme. If your company would like to contribute to the work of Home-Start North West Hampshire we would love to hear from you! We would also be happy to come and speak to your staff about the role we play and how they could help. In the past, companies have sponsored special events such as our Christmas parties, or our summer trips, or they have made an unrestricted donation which we put towards our core work. Can you help by sponsoring us? Please contact us.
Our impact on the community
Home-Start volunteers help families by reducing isolation, allowing parents to ‘offload’, helping them to access other services such as dentists and toddler groups and signposting them to other agencies with specialist areas of support. Our volunteers also enhance their own skills and experience through their role and many who want to, go on to gain paid work with children, in social care careers, or in a wide variety of other roles.
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