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
Home-Start Flintshire would like to say a very big thank you to Spavens sweet shop Mold, Boots in Mold and Mococo in Mold for donating prizes/gifts for both the carnival and our celebration evening in December.
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.
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
Tel: 01244 819132 E: email@example.com
Thank You to Rotary Club of Mold
Through a production of Billy Liar at Theatre Clwyd, Mold Mold Rotary raised a magnificent £1000.00, which they very kindly donated to Home-Start Flintshire. The Rotary Club of Mold have been big supporters of Home-Start Flintshire and we greatly appreciate it
Volunteer Training/Preparation Sessions
Our latest prep sessions have come to an end and we have a great bunch of volunteers ready to support families in the local community (see picture left). Our next session is due to start on 7th September 2016
Please go to our Volunteer Training page (tab at top) to find out about volunteer preparation sessions and training for volunteers.
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.