The last year has brought many challenges, particularly on the financial side. Thankfully our tender from Surrey County Council has been extended through to December 2017. But we are still left with a large funding shortfall. Our target for 2017/18 is £26,000 and any new fundraising ideas will be very gratefully received.
During 2016/17, amazingly just under £26,000 has been raised through various fundraising activities and grant applications. We thank all our supporters and friends for their kind donations and for their wonderful support.
As usual the summer months have been busy with fundraising events and donations from our wonderful supporters. We continue to raise our profile in the local community at every possible opportunity.
This year we have been lucky enough to establish a good relationship with Sunbury Village WI and they recently donated £100 plus items for us to sell. Our display stands have been in TESCO Ashford, the Elmsleigh Centre, Staines and at the recent Shepperton Rotary Charity Fair. Nicky attended a recent Job Fair organised by Staines Job Centre. These events have given us the opportunity to talk to lots of people about Home-Start and to encourage their support and to pass on information.
We are grateful to all our volunteers who have helped deliver leaflets door to door, this generated several enquiries…but there are always plenty more leaflets to deliver!!
We are looking for volunteers to participate in/help out at events, check our website calendar for more details on the following:
Thursday 7th September 8 am – Kempton Market
Saturday 7th October – Table Top Sale, Shepperton Village Hall
Please contact the office if you are able to help with these fundraising events.