Home-Start scheme secures Lottery cash

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Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley has secured a further three years’ Big Lottery Funding for its programme for under-fives and their families.

Its chairman, Sam Saxon, thanked staff and volunteers for their supportat the annual meeting. He added: “We are a local charity offering a befriending service to families in both Pendle and Ribble Valley areas.

“We recruit and train volunteers to offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes, helping ultimately to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

“In addition to volunteer support, Home-Start offers regular activities and trips during school holiday periods, encouraging families to work together as a unit for the ultimate benefit of the children.”

If you are interested in volunteering to help support families in Ribble Valley call 01200 443827 or download an application pack from www.homestartpendleandribblevalley.org.uk