Home-Start charity serving Banbury and Chipping Norton to mark 30th anniversary

Home Start, Banbury. NNL-160329-190055009

Home Start, Banbury. NNL-160329-190055009

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A charity which offers practical support for families in Banbury and Chipping Norton is celebrating its 30th birthday later this year.

Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton is collecting pictures, stories and quotes from anyone who has been involved and wants to hear from retired volunteers and any families that have been supported by the charity over the last 30 years.

The charity is holding a party in September and invites anyone who has been involved to come along.

Senior organiser Jane Skelton said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 30 years particularly as Home-Start has recently faced severe funding challenges and pressure on the scheme.

“The support our fantastic volunteers have given to hundreds of local families has been life-changing. Turning 30 is a great opportunity to get everyone together and celebrate the impact we have had giving families the best start in life.”

Anybody who has been involved with Home-Start or knows families or volunteers previously connected with the scheme can contact the charity on 01295 266358 or email info@home-startbanbury.org.uk.

The charity is also looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to support a local family. The next volunteer training course starts in September.

Home-Start is a voluntary home-visiting scheme in which volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to young families where there are difficulties or stress.

For more information on how you can support Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton visit www.home-startbanbury.org.uk/help_us.php.