Across Surrey, eight local Home-Start charities have been supporting vulnerable parents and children for over 25 years. When parents can’t cope, children suffer and the impact can last a lifetime.

Currently a third of families supported by Home-Start Surrey are living in poverty. 

But that’s not the end of the story.

On Thursday 6th October 2016, Home-Start Surrey will be holding an event at the headquarters of WWF in Woking, inviting supporters, corporates and local businesses to find out more about the work of Home-Start and how the private sector across Surrey can help make a difference.  View trailer for the event.

On the night, Home-Start Surrey will launch their brand new documentary, and a series of photo essays that depict the journey a Home-Start family goes on with their volunteer. They will also launch an official appeal called BBFC, (Building Better Futures for Children). The appeal will set out the various ways in which to support Home-Start Surrey, from fundraising and donations through to volunteering and business mentoring.

Sally Marks, Chairman of Surrey County Council will be opening the event. Come and find out why Sally feels so strongly about Home-Start Surrey and the work we do.

Hugh Shanks, Trustee of Home-Start Surrey said:

“As life becomes much harder for many families, the more Home-Start is seeing an increase in referrals. We could reach out to many more families in Surrey who need support if we had more funding to train and support more volunteers. That is why we are urging local businesses across the county to come along to our Lottery funded event in October to find out how they can get involved.”

One mum supported by Home-Start in Surrey said: “Home-Start scooped me out of the blackest hole I have ever been in.”

Notes to Editor

Home-Start spokespeople and case studies are available upon request either before or at the event itself. There are also photo opportunities available with staff, families and volunteers.

To attend:

Nunzia Piersimoni e: admin@homestartsurrey.org  t: 07789 998886

Home-Start Surrey

Eight local Home-Starts form the Home-Start Surrey consortium. Home-Start Surrey’s 400 volunteers support 725 families with over 1,600 children. They offer emotional and practical support to families in their own homes for many reasons including isolation, domestic abuse, multiple births and post-natal depression. Home-Start Surrey is part of a wider network of Home-Starts across the UK. Set up in 1973, to date the charity has supported over one million children. Home-Start Surrey website can be found at https://homestartsurrey.org