Family Fun Day a success

Home-Start Slough hosted its annual Family Fun Day for the parents and children it helps at Slough Centre Nursery School on Saturday, June 7.

More than 40 children and their parents attended the exciting event, along with the newly appointed Mayor of Slough, Cllr Shafiq Chaudhry.

With the new Mayor of Slough.

With the new Mayor of Slough.

On the day, children were treated to face painting, balloon animals, tasty treats and games and the parents got to meet others and enjoy the sunshine once the rain finished pouring!

Home-Start Slough puts on three events a year for its families, as many don’t have the opportunity to go away on holidays or day trips with their children. Days like these give them a welcome, fun break to be able to interact with their children, meet other parents and have fun outside of the house.

Family coordinator for Home-Start Slough, Brigitte Unwin, said: “Everyone had a great day on Saturday and it’s a prefect way to get some of our families we help together for a fun day and for their children to meet others.”

Home-Start Slough helps up to 100 families a year who are going through a personal crisis, this can be due to anything from post-natal depression, bereavement to domestic violence.

Volunteers help parents to get their lives back on track and to enable their own children to live a happier, healthier and more stable life.

The event is free to Home-Starts families and also gives parents the opportunity to meet others and encourage their children to make new friends.

Anyone who has at least one child under the age of five and is struggling with their life, can get help from Home-Start Slough and one of its specially trained volunteers.