Leicester Charity of the Year 2014/15

The Nominations have been counted and we are pleased to announce…

Home Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston’

is our customers’ chosen charity for the next 12 months!

Part of a national organisation, Home-Start Blaby District was formed in November 1999 and subsequently expanded to the boroughs of Oadby and Wigston in 2005. Volunteers offer regular support, practical help and friendship to families in the local community that need some extra help and support in their own homes, helping prevent family crisis and breakdown. As well as volunteers visiting family homes, the organisation also runs a number of groups in the community that families can attend.

As a registered charity it is dependent on financial support and donations from local organisations and individuals. 360 Play will offer its support to Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston, which received 44% of the poll vote, for a period of 12 months, with the company helping in a variety of ways.

It is a great pleasure to be supporting Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston during the next 12 months and we look forward to helping the charity in its fundraising activities,” noted 360 Play business development manager Adam Skinner. “The charity was a popular choice in the poll we ran among our members to choose which organisation we’d be supporting and we look forward to working with the team and to providing some new fund raising opportunities which will benefit the organisation.

On behalf of the charity, scheme manager Fiona Bedford said: “Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston is delighted to have been chosen to become 360 Play’s charity of the year and we look forward to the opportunities that this partnership will bring. Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston offers support, friendship and practical help for families with young children, in our local community. We offer a unique service, by recruiting and training skilled volunteers, usually parents themselves, to support families with under 5s either in their homes or through family group support. We also offer specialist help, Mums in Mind for families where the mother suffers post natal depression.

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