Wirral Coastal Walk

Posted on January 29, 2016 - Fundraising, News

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Make a note in your diary to support Home-Start at the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 12th June 2016.

Starting at Seacombe Ferry and finishing at the Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre at Thurstaston, there are options to do 4, 10 or even the full 15 miles for the most energetic amongst us!

As in previous years, it is sure to be a fun day for all the family and a fantastic opportunity to raise valuable funds for Home-Start Wirral.

Keep a look out for more information in the coming weeks.

Exciting New Development For Home-Start Wirral.

Posted on January 18, 2016 - Investing in volunteers, Volunteers

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Home-Start Wirral has been given the opportunity by the Lloyds Bank Foundation to apply for UK quality standard ‘Investing In Volunteers’, giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our continued support to volunteering.

Enhancing our volunteers’ experience and encouraging more people to volunteer with Home-Start Wirral has always been important to us, along with a necessity to raise our profile within the local community and with funders.

If we can achieve this prestigious accolade, we will not just achieve these objectives, but make further strides in ensuring our volunteers contribution is recognised, valued and supported.

We cannot do it without our dedicated volunteers, look under ‘About Us’ or click here to find out more information.

 

Home-Start Wirral Hub break-in.

Posted on December 9, 2015 - News, The Hub

 

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Staff, volunteers and users of the Home-Start Hub in Woodchurch Lane, Prenton, have been left devasted after a break-in on Monday night.

Although the thieves left empty-handed, they caused a considerable amount of damage, ripping the fire alarm off the wall and damaging doors. It will cause a lot of disruption and upset to families using the centre.

Home-Start Wirral is a charity that supports families who are going through difficult times for a variety of reasons, including illness, disability of a child or bereavement.

The ‘Home-Start Hub’ opened at the former premises of the ‘Wirral Toy Library’ in Woodchurch Lane, in 2013.

Funded by various organisations including Wirral Council and public donations, it’s volunteers have supported 8,171 families over the last 15 years and will continue to do so.

 

Tea Party Celebration.

Posted on September 27, 2015 - Fundraising

thank-you-clothesline-752x483finalAn amazing number of people put their healthy eating and diets aside to indulge a fantastic array of cakes and biscuits generously donated by volunteers and staff.

An enticing display of stalls, along with some very gererous raffle prizes, enabled us to raise a whopping £661!

If that was not enough, a staggering £250 was also raised by signing up visitors to our 50/50 club! If you havn’t joined yourself, click here for more information or give the office a ring. Find out what your are missing out on!

A special Home-Start Wirral thankyou for the following individuals and businesses that made the day such a success:

  • Michael Ward
  • Sainsburys Upton
  • Cafe cream, New Brighton
  • Sara Forfar & Mandy Edwards – Homestart charity shop
  • Natalie Hayes – Perfect Beauty
  • Anne Roberts Beauty
  • Michelle Walsh
  • Ann Green
  • Forever Fit, Borough Road
  • Hair Attitude Moreton
  • Optima beauty

Tea party and cake sale at Hub

Posted on August 6, 2015 - The Hub

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The Hub is holding a Tea party and cake sale on Friday 11th September 10am till 1pm.

The event will celebrate two years of Home-start at the Hub and raise much needed funds for the centre.

All are welcome to come along.

Donations of cakes or raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.

If you are able to help or support us please contact Nikki on o151-608 8288

For more details click on the link below

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Asda staff celebrate 50th anniversary with a donation to Home-Start Wirral.

Posted on July 28, 2015 - News, Recent Event

STAFF from Asda in Birkenhead celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary with a donation of more than £8,000 and a cake to Home-Start Wirral.
Customers and colleagues at the store were asked to nominate local community projects and Home Start Wirral received the most votes, receiving a surprise cake and a £8,695 donation from the Asda Foundation.

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Kelly Jackson, store manager at Asda Birkenhead, said:

“We wanted to give back to a deserving cause in Birkenhead as a huge thank you for the work they do in the community – and Home-Start Wirral really fits the bill.”

“Everybody loves a party and a slice of cake, and as it’s our 50th birthday we wanted to celebrate with everyone who has helped make Asda what it is over the past 50 years.”

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation aims to have a positive impact on local communities, by providing support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda community life colleagues across the UK.

Home-Start Wirral reaches new heights.

Posted on July 5, 2015 - News

Despite recent challenging times, Home-Start Wirral continues to provide much needed support to local families.

Offering crucial support to families going through difficult times since January 2000, Home-Start Wirral started off with their core home visiting family support, growing and diversifying into breastfeeding support, new family support, school readiness projects, along with a whole range of different groups at the ‘Home-Start Hub’.

Home-Start is the largest family support organisation in the UK. From small beginnings, Home-Start Wirral has grown to be one of the largest Home-Starts in the country. 1,253 volunteers have supported 8,171 families and 10,185 children over the last fifteen years.