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Home-Start Sutton received £5,000 to fund their work with vulnerable children and families.

Home-Start is a small local charity which offers advice and friendship to families with young children who are experiencing difficulties.

The charity recruits and trains a network of local volunteers with parenting experience to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families in Sutton. These volunteers provide a range of assistance including home visits and family group meetings which help to address issues such as isolation and depression.

One parent said of her volunteer

Thank you so much for all the support…You have ‘literally’ given me back my life and confidence and in return my children have benefitted too. I will truly miss you; you have become such an important person in our lives!

Last year, Home-Start supported nearly 200 families facing a wide range of difficulties such as mental ill health, disability, domestic abuse and poverty.

In 2017, we awarded £5,000 to help Home-Start Sutton continue their work with vulnerable children and families.

Home-Start Sutton are thrilled to have received a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation which will enable us to support more families in Sutton. Our dedicated volunteers visit families week in week out as they face some of the toughest challenges; local parents supporting parents.

 

 

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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