Charity celebrates 10 years of success

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 July 2015

Homestart ten year celebration at Kewstoke Village hall.

Homestart ten year celebration at Kewstoke Village hall.

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A NORTH Somerset charity which has helped hundreds of families has celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Homestart ten year celebration at Kewstoke Village hall.Homestart ten year celebration at Kewstoke Village hall.

Home-Start North Somerset provides support to parents across the district and chose to celebrate its 10th birthday with a party in Kewstoke with face-painting, cakes and entertainment.

The charity’s senior organiser, Julie Parsons, said: “It was fantastic. We had about 60 people, we invited all of our volunteers and families.

“We had long service awards. There are about seven volunteers who have been with us for more than five years.”

Volunteers sign up for at least a year and have to be willing to commit to two or three hours a week to spend with their assigned family.

The founder of the charity, Margaret Harrison, also attended the event and Julie said: “She started Home-Start 42 years ago.

“It was so nice of her to be able to attend.”

For more information about the charity, or to sign up to volunteer, call Julie on 01934 419396.

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