DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Friday 24th April – Family Group summer term begins
Monday 18th May – Volunteer Support Meeting
Monday 8th June – Volunteer Support Meeting
Friday 17th July – Teddy Bears Picnic
Monday 20th July AGM
Friday 4th September – Family Group starts back
Monday 14th September – Volunteer Support Meeting
Monday 9th November – Volunteer Support Meeting
Friday 18th December – Christmas Party
DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE RECEIVES ROYAL WELCOME TO HOME-START
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories from volunteers and families about the work of Home-Start on a visit on Wednesday 18 March. (see press release)
We are delighted that Rob Parkinson CEO of Home-Start UK will be our guest speaker at this year’s AGM on Monday 20th July. Please keep this date free so that you can join us.
BRACKNELL HALF MARATHON
Sunday 10th May is the date of Bracknell Half Marathon when we will have our first runner. Julie Pizzey our new Administrator and who is a ‘veteran’ of running, has kindly offered to enter the Bracknell event for us. Please support her (and Home-Start Bracknell Forest) either by sponsoring her using the link below or by turning out on the day to cheer her on!
You can support Julie Here at Local Giving.
CHRISTMAS PARTY 2014
According to feedback we received, this was probably one of our best Christmas parties and thanks to everyone who contributed on the day. Father Christmas was there to see all the children and the entertainment by Jo Jingles was fun for everyone. Next year’s party will be Friday 18th December.
QUEENS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Home-Start Bracknell Forest was delighted to have been nominated for this prestigious award ( the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups) and attended an awards ceremony for Berkshire nominees in April. We were not lucky enough to receive the award this time but are very proud to be held in such high regard locally.
Our successful Family Group has been so busy that we opened an additional room for the summer term. With many older children moving on to school or nursery in the autumn numbers will be lower but we have the option to ‘expand’ again should we need to. The Family Group is offered as an additional resource for families already being supported by us.