The Local Community Postcode Lottery are raising money for Home Start based in Backfield for the May Lottery where 50% will go to a cash prize winner and the remaining 50% to Home Start.
Home Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
The five years between birth and school are vital for a child’s development. What goes on inside a family during these years strongly determines the opportunities and life chances children have. Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future. But being a parent isn’t easy and sometimes life can get in the way. Circumstances throw you off course and everything else can take a back seat. A young child caught up in this can miss out on the love, routine and stimulation that are so vital for their future. Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, time and strength they need to nurture their children.
Help, assistance and support can be given in many ways and for many reasons. Some of these include the following:
When a relationship ends Multiple birth families
Disability and illness
Mental health and post-natal illness
Home-Start wants to see a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.
To purchase your lottery you can visit one of the following outlets, or you can email getinvolved@so45online or call the team on 02380 848410 to set up a standing order. For just £2 per ticket you could win and support your community.
For more information on Home Start visit www.home-start.org.uk