Celebration day for relaunch of Home-Start South Holland

Home-Start Lincolnshire launches in Surfleet on Thursday.
Home-Start Lincolnshire launches in Surfleet on Thursday.
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  • Family support charity to mark merger with event showcasing its ‘great work’

The work of a South Holland charity with vulnerable families in the area will be celebrated at a relaunch event in Surfleet on Thursday.

Home-Start South Holland is merging with seven other schemes across Lincolnshire, including Boston and Stamford, to become Home-Start Lincolnshire. With more than 500 trained volunteers, Home-Start supports at least 1,000 families and 2,300 children each year with emotional support, practical help and parental advice.

The charity will continue to grow as the newly formed Home-Start Lincolnshire which is good news for the continued sustainability of our work within South Holland

Emma Haisman, Community Marketing & Fundraising Co-ordinator, Home-Start Lincolnshire

The event at The Fraiser Room, next to St Laurence’s Church, Surfleet,is on from 10am to 2.30pm and will include children’s activities and a family’s story of how Home-Start has helped them.

Emma Haisman of Home-Star Lincolnshire said: “We are recognising all our families, volunteers, trustees and supporters by inviting them to an event to celebrate the achievements of the charity and the next stage of the journey as we become one countywide organisation.

“The charity will continue to grow as the newly formed Home-Start Lincolnshire which is good news for the continued sustainability of our work within South Holland.

“We have an area office in Swineshead, incorporating the Boston area, and three other area offices strategically placed within the county.

“But these changes to the internal structure of the organisation will have no impact on the service we offer to our current families as, by pooling the resources and expertise of eight schemes together, we aim to reach more families throughout the county.”

Home-Start, launched in Lincolnshire 32 years ago, is one of the largest family support charity in the counties.

But Lincolnshire County Council decided to withdraw its funding for the charity of £430,000 last summer.

Home-Start Lincolnshire chief executive Tracey Ruddock, said: “This merger is very good news because, as a single charity, we can work more efficiently in supporting even more local families.”

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Hearing about Home-Start’s work with vulnerable families