A huge thank you to Hollie McNish and all those who bought signed copies of her award winning book for their donation of £800.

Hollie’s third collection of poems, Nobody Told Me, is a funny, serious and honest look at becoming a mum for the first time.

Hollie decided to sell signed copies of her book to raise money for Home-Start after many of her readers told her how important the support of a Home-Start volunteer had been to them.

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of the book, and thanks to Hollie for choosing to support our work.

To find out more about Hollie, visit her website here.