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HOME-START NORTH DORSET OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

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

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NEW VOLUNTEER PREP COURSE STARTS IN FEBRUARY

After the successful completion of our first Preparation Course in December we now have 15 trained volunteers ready to work with families in the North Dorset area.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our second Preparation Course which will start on 21st February. The course will be run on Tuesdays and is a 10 week course with a break for Easter. Travel expenses paid and lunch and refreshments thrown in for good measure.

Please contact Jamie or Ruth for more information if you are interested in becoming a Home-Start volunteer.

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CONGRATULATIONS

A huge ‘WELL DONE’ to our 12 volunteers who yesterday completed Week 10 of Home-Start North Dorset’s first Preparation Course. 

The ‘Trailblazers’ will return in January for their exit interviews ready to be matched to families and start home-visiting soon after.

The course ended with a ‘BYO’ Christmas buffet.

We wish our new volunteers all the best!

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The Travelling Souk raises money for Home-Start North Dorset

On the 13th of October, a Trustee of Home-Start North Dorset opened the doors of her beautiful home to the Travelling Souk. 

Throughout the day, stallholders sold chic and unique gifts donating a proportion of their sales to Home-Start North Dorset.

This successful event raised in excess of £2750 for our recently launched scheme.  Further funds will be reclaimed by way of Gift Aid.  Not only was a generous sum of money made, but the name of Home-Start was advertised throughout North Dorset raising local awareness of our worthwhile organisation. 

A huge thank you from all of us at Home-Start North Dorset goes to our marvellous Trustee who braved the mayhem in her home, and to all the hardworking helpers who gave their time on the day.

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A Bernard Shaw Comedy Double Bill this weekend!

Join us at The Tithe Barn, Hinton St. Mary, DT9 5LN this Saturday 29th of October 2011 to see a Bernard Shaw Comedy Double Bill.

A proportion of the receipts will be donated to Home-Start North Dorset.

Box Office: 01963 23022

Tickets: £15.00, Students Under 21 Half Price

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Please Support Our Big Fundraising Day Tomorrow!

TOMORROW IS A BIG FUNDRAISING DAY FOR HOME-START NORTH DORSET!

The Travelling Souk is at DONHEAD HOUSE – DONHEAD ST. ANDREW SP7 9EB between 10.00 – 16.00.

A proportion of all the proceeds of this event will be donated to Home-Start North Dorset.
Please come along to support this event.

It offers over 40 stalls of interesting, quality items, which are not available through shops – amongst which are gifts, clothes, linen, leather, and jewellery. A great Christmas shopping opportunity. Coffee and light lunches available all day.

Bring your friends and ENJOY!

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Support Home-Start North Dorset and have some fun at the same time!

COME AND VISIT US AT THE TRAVELLING SOUK

On Thursday 13th October from 10.00 – 16.00

DONHEAD HOUSE – DONHEAD ST. ANDREW SP7 9EB

The first Souk at Donhead House raised over £4,000 for charity. It offers over 40 stalls of interesting, quality items, which are not available through shops – amongst which are gifts, clothes, linen, leather, and jewellery. A great Christmas shopping opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you on the 13th – coffee and light lunches available all day.  Bring your friends and ENJOY!

http://www.thetravellingsouk.com

 

 

 

 

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Home-Start North Dorset at Volunteering Fair!

Home-Start North Dorset will be attending the volunteering fair at Gillingham School on Saturday the 24th of September 2011.

The fair is open between 10am and 1pm.  Come along if you are interested in volunteering for us or just want to know a bit more about Home-Start North Dorset.

 

 

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Registered Office: Office 2, The Exchange, Old Market Hill,
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH.