Around 100 guests, volunteers, donors, trustees and friends gathered at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton in March for the official launch of Home-Start North Dorset.
Jenny Kretz, chairman of trustees, welcomed everyone and thanked all those who have donated so generously this first year to make it possible for the North Dorset group to be established.
Kay Bews, OBE, chief executive of Home-Start UK, formally launched Home-Start North Dorset, and congratulated all who have contributed in so many ways. She made special mention of the volunteers who have come forward from the community to offer practical and emotional support to families throughout North Dorset.
Left to Right: Ruth Berry, Jamie Keast, Jenny Kretz and Kay Bews OBE
Left to Right: Claire Macdonald, Geraldine Jago, Joanna Jenkins, Corinna Goldman and Jenny Kretz.
Kay Bews OBE and Jenny Kretz
Volunteers left to right: Barbara, Lemara, Linda, Vi, Sue, Lyn, Christine, Paul and Pat