The emotional, physical and psychological cost for children experiencing tragedy, hardship and neglect is immense and can last a lifetime.
The need for our work is acute and growing. In the UK right now:
We believe that the best possible start in life for a child begins at home with their family. A nurturing, loving, stable family and home environment strongly determine a child’s future life chances. Children whose parents are struggling to cope can miss out on the love, routine and support that are vital for their future.
Each year we have to turn away thousands of parents and children because we don’t have the funds to help them all. When children face severe illness, or disability when their mother has postnatal depression or when their father loses a job and spirals into debt and mental ill-health or alcohol abuse, when they are in shocking housing or their family is threatened with losing their home… our volunteers want to be there for them – to help them and their whole family until they can cope again. We want to reach each child in their vital early years so they can have the best possible start in life. Very often we are the last chance they have.
Home-Start depends heavily on donations from people like you to fund our work with parents and children. Everyone needs help at some time in their life… please help us to make a difference to a child’s life today.
You can make a donation or take part in a challenge to run, cycle, or trek and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Or you can get your business involved or run your own event.
Home-Start regularly has or can get, places in a range of events. With distances starting as low as 5km, you are sure to find the right running challenge on this page. But if you want to take part in one that isn’t listed we’d love to hear from you.
Home-Start regularly has or can get, places in a range of cycling events for all abilities and fitness levels.
The most popular ones, which are open for registration, are listed below. If you want to take part in one that isn’t listed we’re keen to hear from you and to help you get registered.
By raising funds for Home-Start’s vital work you will help us to reach thousands of struggling families and give their children the best possible start in life. Whatever amount you are aiming to raise and however you want to raise it, our fundraising team is here to support you.
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