Every year we have a grant fund to help local organisations and groups – and for the last few years I have supported Butser Home Start. This year I have helped to fund some of their great local work with another grant fund of £500.00 and here are some notes below about what they do and how you might be able to help if you like!
Home-Start Butser needs you!
Home-Start Butser, a local charity that provides desperately needed support to families with young children, needs people with big hearts, and a commitment to changing lives, to become our Community Ambassadors.
What we do
From isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability to those simply finding parenting a struggle, we provide the care and respite that can change lives and give children the best start in life.
Why we need you
Right now our volunteers are helping 70 families and more than 150 children, but requests for help are rising and without more funding we’ll have to turn them down. This is why we need you. As an Ambassador you will help raise awareness and funds of Home-Start services so we can support all the families and children who need us.
Could it be you?
Do you or your children attend local community or school groups? Are you a member of a church? Do you have strong links in your surrounding community? Do you simply have a passion for helping families in need in your community?
If you answered yes to any of those questions we’d love you to consider becoming a Home-Start Butser Ambassador. By helping promote us in your communities, and networks, you will play a critical role in helping increase awareness of the vital work that we do, and help us raise much needed funds.
Sometimes it is the simplest things that can help
Just a few hours a week circulating leaflets, or letting your friends and family know about our work, can make a huge difference. If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could give talks and presentations to groups and local schools to raise awareness, approach local businesses to hold collections tins, donate raffle prizes, or make us their chosen charity. You could even arrange your own fundraising event. Whatever you choose, your time and effort will make all the difference to families at a critical time in their lives.
Support to help you get the most out of the role
We will provide you with full training and materials, and you choose the hours to suit your lifestyle. Most work will be done from home, but occasional visits to our office in Petersfield may be necessary. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Nicola Winter, our Scheme Manager, will fully support you, give advice, and be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with you.
To read more about Butser Home Start please click on this link here: Butser Home Start Website