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Give the gift of support this Christmas

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For young families, the Christmas season often intensifies financial stress, anxiety, and isolation. The responsibility of looking after young children becomes even more daunting and the magic of the season is often overshadowed by the struggles they face. Loneliness, social comparison, and the absence of meaningful connections can cast a long shadow over this joyful time of year.

Home-Start South Warwickshire volunteers make a difference. They provide practical and emotional support, offering hope, comfort, and assurance to families in their own homes. Their support can be a beacon of light in these challenging times

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£20 can pay for a family to be visited and supported by a Home-Start volunteer

Here are just a few examples of how your donation could help:

A volunteer might help a family to budget for food and other essentials in the run up to Christmas. 

A volunteer might offer friendship & companionship to a family who is feeling isolated and help connect them with their local community 

A volunteer might help a single mother with childcare so that she can attend a doctors appointment.

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The difference you can make

Before Home-Start South Warwickshire, Ellie, a single mother of four children under the age of three, felt stressed, anxious, and isolated.  Her life was transformed when she connected with Home-Start South Warwickshire. Ellie's volunteer provided much-needed emotional and practical support, becoming an indispensable part of her life. With outings, a listening ear, and a helping hand, Ellie found a new sense of confidence and friendship. Home-Start South Warwickshire brought light to her life.

"Home-Start South Warwickshire has changed my life. The amount of support and kindness I have received is unmatchable, especially as I thought I didn’t need help; I really don’t know where I’d be without them."
Christmas Fundraising Ideas

Whether on your own, with friends, colleagues, or as a group, you have the power to make a meaningful impact on families in South Warwickshire. Your fundraising efforts will bring warmth, hope, and support to those who need it most during the run-up to Christmas.

Please get in touch and let us know if you have any fundraising activities planned; fundraising@homestartsouthwarwickshire.org.uk

Joyful attire

Have a Christmas fancy dress or jumper day & collect donations in your shop, cafe or place of work

Festive fivers

Ask everyone to write their name on a £5 note, pop it into a hat and pick a winner. Then split the pot between the lucky winner and us. 

Quiz-mas

Organise a Christmas quiz or festive Bingo in person or virtually & charge an entry fee

Mince pie bake off

Assemble a team of judges for a mince pie bake off and find out whose mince pies are really the best. 

Deck your desk

Dig out the tinsel, get crafty with the glitter glue and hold a desk decoration contest! A fun idea for fundraising at school or in the office.

Fundraising ideas

Promote your fundraising

Shout about your fundraising from the rooftops & actively encourage other organisations to join your quest in helping vulnerable families in Warwickshire this Christmas time.

 

We hope to share social media posts if you tag us on Facebook and Instagram

@homestartsouthwarwickshire

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Keeping it safe and legal

Fundraising is great fun to plan but you should ensure you are clued up when it comes to any health and safety, food hygiene and/or any legalities with raffles and public collections.

 

Head over to the Home-Start UK website for further information.

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