Charity workers win award

Pauline McDougall, Abigail Langley and Brigitte Unwin will be presented with the International Volunteer Management Day Certificate on November 5 at the Chalvey Community Centre. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work managers do to ensure effective volunteering in the community. Whilst volunteering can be described as the backbone of society, the efforts of volunteers would not be possible if it wasn’t for the volunteer managers who lead them.

Pauline, Brigitte & Abi

Our winning gals! Pauline, Brigitte & Abi

Pauline, Abigail and Brigitte, who have all worked at Home-Start Slough for two years, were nominated by the volunteers they support.

Pauline said: “I feel honoured to have been nominated for this award and would like to take this chance to thank all the volunteers who have given their time to help families in need.”

Abigail said: “It’s great to be recognised for the work you do and our volunteers are brilliant. Without them, we couldn’t continue the vital work we do with families.”

Brigitte added: “It is wonderful for everyone who has been nominated to be recognised for their work. It is so important and, along with our amazing volunteers, we really can help change lives.”

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, providing practical help, emotional support, friendship and fun to parents who are struggling to cope and who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the help they need.

Home-Start Slough helps parents, with at least one child under five, who are suffering from stress and difficulties ranging from mental health issues, physical or mental disability, financial deprivation, family breakdown, single parenting, multiple births, abuse, neglect or isolation.

If families crumble, communities disintegrate and children suffer. That’s why our volunteers work with parents at home to help them cope with the stresses and strains of parenthood so they can be stronger and their children can be happier.

The charity helps anyone, regardless of background.

To donate, please go to www.localgiving.com/homestartslough.