Charity goes festive with special party

Children and their parents who are being supported by Home-Start Slough & Burnham, enjoyed a Christmas party on Thursday, December 12 and even had a visit from the big man himself.

All of the 36 children who attended got to meet Father Christmas at the annual party organised by the family charity and were also treated to party games with a children’s entertainer and a delicious buffet.

Tonnes of presents were generously donated by Caldicott School in Burnham Beeches and the food and refreshments were supplied by Asda in Cippenham.

Ho ho ho!

A cuddle with the big man himself!

Home-Start’s fundraiser, Samantha Daynes, said: “We would like to say a tremendous thank you to Caldicott School, their pupils and parents for the extremely generous donation of gifts. They really made the children smile.

“We would also like to say a huge thank you to Asda for their generous donation of £200 to pay for the food and refreshments at the party.

“Without their support, we couldn’t have made the party the success it was.  So many parents have contacted us to say thank you and how much their children enjoyed the day.”

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.

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.

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.

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