Family fun had by all at charity party

HSS held its annual family fun day on Saturday, June 4 for all the parents and children it supports in the town.

More than 60 people turned up to enjoy a day of activities for the children, tasty food and a chance for parents to meet others.

Family fun day 2016 web1 All the food and a cake was donated by Sainsbury’s from the Farnham Road branch, which has HSS as it’s charity of the year and even the Mayor of Slough, Cllr Arvind Dhaliwal, came along to offer support and meet all the volunteers and charity staff who work hard to help parents with young children in Slough.

The children were entertained with face painting, balloon making, planting and biscuit decorating.

Lesley Michaelis, Chair for Home-Start Slough, said: “Our family fun days are always such a success and it’s always so good to see the parents out and about with their children, meeting other people and hearing their stories.

“The support the charity gives is second-to-none. All the children had a great day and none of this would be possible without the help of those who donate and fund us. I would like to say a big thank you to Farnham Road Sainsbury’s for supplying the food for the day and our volunteers for attending and helping out. It went down very well.”

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 become a volunteer, please contact the HSS team on 01628 661029 or visit for more information or to make a donation.