Funding grant helps charity

Home-Start Slough has been given a £1,000 grant to help promote its charity to the public and recruit new volunteers to help children and their families in need.

SJP_Logo1St James’s Place Foundation awarded the grant to Home-Start this month and it will go a long way in helping to explain to and engage the public on what the charity does and also to gain more volunteers to train.

Samantha Daynes, fundraiser for Home-Start Slough, said: “We are so pleased to have been awarded this money which will help us continue to recruit our volunteers who are the backbone of everything we do.

“Home-Start Slough has been going for 18 years and is a vital service to the area and Burnham. All money raised and given via grants will make sure we can continue to give all children the chance for the right start in life.

“Everyone wants to live in a harmonious society, but we must first make sure that the vulnerable children of today become happy, secure adults of the future.”

Mark Longbottom, Foundation Manager, said: “The St. James’s Place Foundation is delighted to support Home-Start Slough and the amazing work they do.”

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.