Home-Start North West Kent

Home-Start North West Kent

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The Mayor’s Charity Race Night

The Mayor’s Charity Race Night

Home-start is one of the many local charities the Mayor of Dartford, Councellor Rosanna Currans supports. If you like a flutter? come and join the mayor for a fun race night.

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Home-Start teams up with The Masked Singer

  Home-Start launch #BehindTheMask campaign with Bandicoot and ITV's The Masked Singer to encourage struggling parents to ask for help Parents will be encouraged to take off the mask and talk about the reality of raising children – particularly during the...

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Support for Home-Start families

Support for Home-Start families

On Thursday 20th January, Our new drop in group for families supported by Home-start was a great success.  This will be a regular group, running every Thursday at St Albans church, Dartford 12-2.30pm. You will have a chance to meet the Home-Start Team, Volunteers and...

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Thank you John Lewis, Bluewater

Thank you John Lewis, Bluewater

Five families supported by our scheme enjoyed an especially special Christmas this year thanks to staff at Bluewater John Lewis. Involving gifts, food, tree + decorations – collected by staff then home delivered by some of our volunteers. Huge thanks to Community...

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Success of our Amazon gift list

Success of our Amazon gift list

We received over 150 toys, bought from our Amazon wish list. Thank you so much, to everyone who donated. you have helped to put a smile on many children's faces this year. Thank you to volunteer Theresa Deamer, who organised it and had everything delivered to her.

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Christmas Meal 2021

Christmas Meal 2021

A wonderful time was had by all at the Home-Start Christmas Meal! Over 60 volunteers attended, and it was an opportunity to thank volunteers who support vulnerable families throughout the year. Which Councillor Curran did in her role as Dartford Mayor. Presents...

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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

  If you shop on Amazon, you can also help raise donations for us by signing up to Amazon Smile Click here for full details Thank you for your support  

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Co-op Local Community Fund

Co-op Local Community Fund

  Once again the Co-op are supporting us this year. If your a member of the Co-op. please help us raise more funds by choosing Home-Start North West Kent as your cause Please click here for more information

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Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising

  Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Home-Start North West Kent with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation –...

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Local Support

Local Support

Every year we are extremely grateful for local support. We would like to say thank you to the following organisations, who are helping to support Home-Start families. The Works Dartford Dartford Deeds Not Words Foundation Swanley Rugby Club John Lewis & Partners...

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Report following our September AGM 2021

  Our September AGM was attended by Mayoral parties from Dartford, Swanley and Gravesend – Dartford MP Gareth Johnson, Council Lead Jeremy Kite + 60 other guests. Manager Debbie outlined scheme activities throughout ‘Covid times’ praising staff and volunteers for...

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OUR 31st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

OUR 31st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Attended by 60 guests including Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Mayoral parties, Dartford MP Gareth Johnson and Leader of Dartford Borough Council Jeremy Kite. The meeting helped raise our scheme profile As always, various volunteers and parents receiving support...

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SUMMER 21 FAMILY ACTIVITIES

SUMMER 21 FAMILY ACTIVITIES

It has been more important than ever, post Covid, to gather families together to avoid further isolation which we know from keeping in touch over the last year was having negative mental health impact. And PICNICS IN THE PARK proved perfect for this! Outdoor fun,...

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The RVT Group’s Easter Appeal

The RVT Group’s Easter Appeal

RVT teamed up with us to provide sweet treats for local families in need over the Easter period, raising £200 which allowed us to buy nearly 100 Easter Eggs! Find out more here Kindly visit our Fundraising Page If you wish to help us too. 

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Home-Start North West Kent are very excited to be starting a new project of home cooking classes over Zoom for its supported families. We will be supplying all the necessary ingredients to cook a healthy family meal. The one thing we are in need of is cooking...

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 Lottery Community Fund
Beams
Healthy Living Centre Dartford
Dartford Borough Council
KCF
Co-op
John Lewis
Gravesham Borough Council