Having a ball raised £1,500 for charity

Home-Start Slough has been given £1,500 by the Royal Berkshire Bengali Association (RBBA) after funds were raised during a glitzy ball.

The RBBA held its annual black-tie (?) event at the Copthorne Hotel in Slough on April 18 and very kindly chose Home-Start Slough as its charity for the evening.

RBBA is a group of professionals from the Indian community in Berkshire who provide a forum to unite and celebrate the county’s unique cultural, religious, artistic and social heritage.

Janine Edwards, scheme manager for Home-Start Slough, said: “We were really honoured to have been chosen by the RBBA as its charity for the evening.

“The money and RBBAs support will help us continue our hard work in the local community by supporting parents struggling with family life due to anything from relationship breakdowns, post-natal depression, physical and mental health issues to isolation and domestic violence.

“Thank you to all those who kindly donated on the night. We, along with the families we help, really do appreciate it.”

Home-Start Slough helps up to 100 families a year get their lives back on track due to post-natal depression, child disabilities, substance misuse, domestic violence and family bereavement.

However, there are more than 350 families at any one time who need the support of HSS, so if you would like to make a donation or become a volunteer, please contact the HSS team on 01628 661029 for more information.

It costs £180,000 a year to run the charity and help families in desperate need.