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1910, 2021

Welcome to the Team!!

October 19th, 2021|

We were thrilled to present this lovely lot with their Volunteer Preparation Course Certificates last week and officially welcome them into the Home-Start family!! It’s been great getting to know all nine of them over the three weekly sessions at Shinfield Grange. We know that they all have the skills and personalities they need to

1910, 2021

Jennie’s Story

October 19th, 2021|

Jennie is one of our wonderful home-visiting volunteers who has kindly agreed to share her experience ... "I’ve regularly spoken with one mum for at least a year now, offering friendship and support and sometimes being able to find out information for her when things have been overwhelming.  She has phoned a couple of times

2809, 2021

Home-Start Photography Exhibition

September 28th, 2021|

It’s up!! Our fantastic “Out of Home-Starts” Photography Exhibition at Wokingham Library. We are so proud to showcase the very best of the many entries to the Major of Wokingham Borough’s competition held to mark Home-Start’s 25th anniversary. The photographs were taken by children as young as 11 and adults living in the Wokingham Borough

3108, 2021

25km for 25 years!!

August 31st, 2021|

In order to mark our 25th anniversary of supporting families in the Wokingham Borough,  a team of Home-Start Hikers will be attempting to complete the Thames Bridges 25km Trek through London from Putney to Tower Bridge on Saturday 11th September. A mixture of staff, volunteers and supporters have been in training throughout the summer in

2508, 2021

Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

August 25th, 2021|

Do you have a fussy eater in the house?  Don't we all?  Here are some fantastic ways to encourage your children to try different foods.  These  Top Tips for parents are part of our our series brought to you by Home-Start Wokingham in partnership with Wokingham Early Years team and Wokingham Children's Centres. Top Tips

608, 2021

24 hour Rowathon

August 6th, 2021|

Last week Ben Fennell rowed 100km in 24 hours with only two half an hour sleeps to mark his 50th birthday, raising almost £9,000 for Home-Start Wokingham!! Ben was overwhelmed by the support of friends and family joining him throughout the row via zoom or in person, either rowing, cycling or running with him or

3007, 2021

Summer Fun for kids

July 30th, 2021|

Reading Family Aid are looking to provide some fun for children 0-16 who might otherwise not get any holiday or treats this summer.  They are offering a number of one-off events – please see the attached flyers: Canoe Flier Flier for Climbing Playrangers Flier If you are currently being supported by a Home-Start volunteer or

1407, 2021

Read-a-long and draw-a-long with Bethan Woollvin

July 14th, 2021|

Looking for a fun, interactive and creative summer holiday activity for your little ones? Join award-winning author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin as she reads from her picture book, Three Little Vikings and teaches children how to draw one of the characters! Three Little Vikings is a bold and funny adventure story for little rebels, by the creator of

2406, 2021

Jurassic Coast Challenge

June 24th, 2021|

Congratulations to Amy and her team of hikers who completed the 100km Jurassic Park Challenge recently in horrific rain and gale force winds. The combination of terrible weather, steep cliffs, mud, aching muscles and blistered feet meant that they very nearly gave up after 94km. But the thought of all the families who struggle every day with

2406, 2021

Commendation from the Mayor of WBC!!

June 24th, 2021|

We are extremely proud that Home-Start Wokingham District appeared on the Mayor of Wokingham Borough's Covid Roll of Honour List this year. We received this very welcome letter of commendation from Cllr Malcolm Richards at the end of his term as the Mayor of Wokingham Borough "for going the extra mile to support Wokingham Borough during

2406, 2021

Online Storytime

June 24th, 2021|

Join Wokingham Borough Libraries online for storytime.   Suitable for families and settings with children aged 7 and under. To sign up or for more information just email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk with your name and library card number or the name of your setting and you will be sent details of how to join.  These sessions will be

806, 2021

Out of Home-Starts Photography Exhibition

June 8th, 2021|

We are thrilled to share some of the incredible photography entries that we received as part of the Mayor of Wokingham Borough Council's "Out of Home - Starts" amateur Photography Competition, giving residents of Wokingham Borough the chance to showcase some of the joys and beauty of the great outdoors. We'd like to thank all