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Home-Start charity celebrates 20 years in Watford and Three Rivers
9:20am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
A child welfare group is set to mark 20 years of work in the area.
The AGM itself will be held at 11.30am, before lunch at 12.30pm. Mayor Dorothy Thornhill will speak at 1.30pm, with keynote speaker Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood, to follow.
Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers, based in Lord Street, is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five.
Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes to prevent family crisis and breakdown.
The service is provided throughout the whole of Watford and Three Rivers districts, as well as Bushey in Hertsmere district.
Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers was inaugurated in 1993 following collaboration with social services teams, the Watford CVS and the group’s first chairman, Betty Reed.
Since then the scheme has grown year on year and currently has seven members of staff and nearly 100 volunteers who support over 120 families each year.
The scheme also has a Management Committee made up of 12 Trustees and six advisors, all of whom bring specialist skills and experience to support the scheme.
Copies of the annual accounts and annual report will be available on the day, but for an advance copy contact the Home-Start office on 01923 248010. Parking is available at the stadium.
For more information, or to donate, visit http://home-startwatford.org.uk/
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