National Lottery Award

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the National Lottery for our new Tools For Life Project.  The project will be supporting parents to prepare their children to enter the learning environment – be that nursery or school.  The project will provide individual support one on one in the family home through Home-Start volunteers trained  around the “Tools For Life” interventions.

Free Cakes for Kids

Just a few of the wonderful cakes that have been to supplied to our families thanks to Free Cakes for Kids.

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The first Free Cakes for Kids group in the UK was founded in December 2008. Having read about a similar project in the US, Henriette Lundgren adapted the model to her local community and set up the first Free cakes for Kids group in Oxford. Since then the group has grown steadily and helped many others start their own community groups.

As a result, the word spread and more and more groups began to bake under the Free Cakes for Kids UK banner. They are now active in more than 80 communities across the UK including Wokingham & Reading.

A big thank you to the co-ordinators and volunteer bakers from both Reading and Wokingham schemes for delivering the most amazing birthday cakes.

Easy Fundraising

Support Home-Start Wokingham District by using easyfundraising.org.uk

easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities like Home-Start Wokingham District to raise money when their supporters shop online. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that!

You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

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