Volunteer UpdatesWe have just finished training 20 new volunteers on our February/ March preparation course.
If you're interested in volunteering with Home-Start please contact the office - our next course starts in September 2017. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Insiders Guide now on-lineOur latest "Insiders Guide" newsletter is now available, click here to view it.
2017 BBC Children in Need
2017 AGM Update
Click here to view a copy of our 2017 Annual Review
Click here to view a copy of our 2017 Annual Report and Financial Statement
And below, some pictures from the Annual General Meeting held on 27 June 2017.
2017 Village Tea
2017 Duck Race
2017 Annual Quiz
2017 Spring Gala Ball
Dorset Lady Golfers Support Home-StartLast year's Dorset Ladies' Veterans' captain, Valerie Williams (right), presenting Jennifer Thompson, trustee of Home-Start South East Dorset, with a cheque for £388 at Ashley Wood Golf Club. The money was raised during competitions in 2015/16.
Jennifer said, "We would like to thank all the kind Dorset golfing ladies for their generosity in supporting Home-Start to provide local families and their young children with friendship and support when they most need it. Donations make up an important part of our fundraising and we are grateful to all those who support our charity."
The 2016 Autumn Fashion Show Raised £375!Many thanks to our many volunteer models who made the night possible.
The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 22 September 2016.
Click here to view a copy of our 2015/16 Annual Report and Financial Statement
Pictured below is Jenny Way, Chair of the board of Trustees at Home-Start South East Dorset handing out awards at the recent Annual General Meeting.
Steve's completed the Tough MudderHere’s Steve in his (nearly unrecognisable) Home-Start T-shirt having completed the Tough Mudder in an incredible 3.25 hours! Steve told us that they were really lucky that the rain held off while they were running and began again shortly after finishing.
Steve raised a whopping £455.00 (including gift aid); a massive thanks to Steve and thanks to all who supported him.
The results are in for the 2016 Quiz Night.
The 2016 Grand Charity Duck Race was a great success with all enjoying a wonderful afternoon.
Good News! see press release below from Children in Need.
'In Bournemouth an additional £9,996 will support the work of Home-Start South East Dorset with vulnerable children who are in their early years. The one year grant will help cover the cost of staff who will engage children and their parents in activities, such as arts and crafts, messy play in water or sand and explorationj to enhance their social and educational development. Parents are also engaged in group discussions where they can exchange positive parenting techniques with one another, and get practical advice from trained staff. Although each of the families attending sessions may be experiencing their own set of challenges, the group provides a non-judgemental environment where the whole family can enjoy quality time together'.
Raise funds for Home-Start South East Dorset when you shop online
Use the link below to access www.easyfundraising.org.uk and choose Home-Start South East Dorset from the list and then shop in the normal way, it does not cost you anymore but the company you shop with will pay a percentage to us.