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Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995

   

This year, 2016, Home-Start Flintshire is celebrating 21 years of supporting families in Flintshire   

 

We would like to involve all our volunteers and families in our celebrations and are planning a number of events to do this and also to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers.  Firstly, we will be taking part in the Mold Carnival on 10th July 2016 and will be in the parade (with the staff in fancy dress!!) and will have a stall on the recreation ground.  We would love to hear any ideas you may have for our celebrations and how you can be involved.

We will also be holding a celebration event on Thursday 1st December 6.00 - 9.00 pm.  There will be certificates awarded and a buffet will also be provided.

Please see the June Newsletter for more information and keep checking our Facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/Home-Start-Flintshire 

 

Whatfabulous day we had at Mold Carnival yesterday.  A big thank you to all who helped us make it such a success by either donating prizes for the tombola or helping on the day.  A particular mention to Boots Mold, Mococo Mold and Spavens Sweet shop for donating prizes. Also thanks to Beverley and John Payne for helping on the day and to Eve and Dean Puplett for being the best helpers on the day. We made the daily Post in both the video and gallery, please click on the link below to go to the Daily Post page.

 http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/crowds-turn-out-mold-carnival-11593949 

 

See some of our pictures on the right.

 

We at Home-Start Flintshire would like to say a big Thank You to Chris at City Office Furniture, Chester for helping us out with our office chairs.

  

Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation supporting families with at least one child under the age of 11.  Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to visit families for 2-3 hours per week and to provide a listening ear and an extra pair of hands.   Home-Start's support has been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and to improve emotional well-being and coping skills within the families it supports.

We would love to speak to you about the work of Home-Start.  Every parent needs a friend, and the support of Home-Start volunteers makes an incredible difference to the lives of children and families.

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Thank You

People's Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Home-Start Flintshire received £6299.00 from the Trust to deliver Mental Health and Financial Management Training to our volunteers.  

This would enable volunteers to increase their skills and confidence in supporting families experiencing mental health issues and/or financial hardships.

Picture top left of our first training session funded by the People's Postcode Lottery.

 

 

A massive thank you to Mold Fire Station for their generous donation of £500.  The money was raised from the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display. The donation will help support families across Flintshire.

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew, Gary and all the team at Everything Local for agreeing to run advertisements and publicity information for us Free of Charge! 

Everything Local Publishing Ltd is a local based company with many years experience in the creation and distribution of magazines, they also specialise in web advertising and website development.  

They cover the following areas;

Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire, North Wales, Chester and Cheshire 

Please check their website www.everythinglocalnetwork.co.uk

Contact Details

Tel: 01244 819132 E: contact@everythinglocalnetwork.co.uk

  

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Training/Preparation Sessions

Our next session is due to start on 7th September 2016

If you are interested in volunteering for Home-Start Flintshire and supporting a family in the local community please contact us or drop into the office for an informal chat.

Please click here for details.

 

Home-Start Flintshire are looking for new trustees, particularly a treasurer. Please click here for more details. 

 

Volunteer Drop In Sessions

Now on the first Monday of every month.  Please click for more details.

Guest Speaker at Volunteer Drop In

Monday 4th July 2016

9.15 – 11.00

A member of Family Information Service team will be coming to the next volunteer drop in to tell volunteers about the service. 

 

We can now accept donations by text

To make a donation to Home-Start Flintshire please text HSFL03 and £1-£10 to 70070 Make a donation and make a difference.

Thank you. Home-Start Flintshire.