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Home Start: Kirstie Allsopp commissioned this design for the charity. It’s by paper artist Poppy Chancellor and we think it makes a lovely snowflake.
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The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has awarded grants totalling £54,000 towards core running costs of two charities in South Yorkshire. Home-Start Doncaster has been awarded a grant of £29,000, over two years, for the salary of a coordinator, while Rotherham based charity the Tassibee Project has been awarded a grant of £25,000 for the salary of a project manager
County MP Fiona O'Donnell was the guest speaker at the AGM of children's charity Home-Start East Lothian this week.
Ms O'Donnell spoke about her own experience of the charity and the work it does with families in East Lothian, taking the opportunity to thank the organisation's volunteers.
Home-Start East Lothian was established in 2000 with support from East Lothian Council, and is currently also supported by the Big Lottery.
To celebrate the birth of the new royal baby, Oliver Kemp and Samuel Frangi sit on a giant baby blanket, created by Pampers, which has been knitted together with the nation's wishes of love and support, in aid of family support charity Home Start UK, in London's Regents Park.
Picture date: Thursday August 8, 2013. Over the last three weeks, Pampers has been encouraging the public to send in their best wishes. The campaign has received overwhelming support, with wishes coming from all over the world as thousands of parents shared their love and support for the royal couple. For every message received, Pampers has donated a nappy to family support charity Home Start UK with a final donation of 100,000 nappies being made
A CHARITY that helps to support families in Trafford has been received a massive funding boost. Home-Start Trafford and Salford (HSTS) has been awarded £346,243 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
The charity’s bosses say the windfall will enable them to help hundreds of families in Trafford and Salford through their five year STEPS (Salford Trafford early years parent support) project, starting October 2013. Kathryn Eckersley, the scheme manager, said. “We have worked hard to put the bid together over the past 12 months and I’m delighted to be given the news that we can now continue providing a valuable service benefiting 285 families and recruiting and training an additional 180 parental volunteers over the next five years.”
She said the project will help address the needs of ‘forgotten families’ of Salford and Trafford, who have children under five years old.
The charity believes they have been they have been ‘forgotten’ because they don’t quite meet the thresholds for other forms of support - but they still suffer from social isolation, poor mental health, post-natal depression, lack of self esteem, disabilities, bereavement, poor health, poor parenting skills and are increasingly affected by poverty and debt.