Home-Start Slough receives generous grant

Home-Start Slough has been awarded a £3,295 grant from Berkshire Community Foundation to help disadvantage children in the town.

The grant is part of the foundation’s Give a child a chance scheme, and will help Home-Start Slough continue its fantastic work with families to help them get back on their feet in times of immense trouble.

Sam Daynes, fundraiser for Home-Start Slough, said: “We’re over the moon to receive this generous grant as it will go a long way in helping us reach families and their children in need.

“Our charity really does make a difference to the lives of children and their parents and grants like this help us to recruit and train our volunteers to support families by creating a caring, non-judgemental environment for people to flourish.

“Over the last year, we have helped almost 100 families get their lives back, but still need to help many more who are struggling for so many reasons.”

Jess Nicholls, grants manager at Berkshire Community Foundation, said: “Organisations like Home-Start Slough are vital to our communities and it is important local people recognise the work done by our local charities.

“Berkshire Community Foundation supports local charities and community groups through our grant making and hopes this donation will help Home-Start grow and continue the great work they are doing for families in Slough and Burnham.”

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.