A charity has launched a Christmas appeal to raise money to help vulnerable families.
Home-Start in Rutland and Leicestershire has urged the public to back this year’s Snowflake Appeal. Home-Start charities provide one-to-one support for parents through trained volunteers, as well as group support and training courses, to help families cope with challenging circumstances, improving parents’ confidence and helping them to build better lives for their young children.
The money raised from the Snowflake Appeal will enable the Home-Start groups in Rutland and Leicestershire to help more families.
Television presenter and Home-Start ambassador Kirstie Allsopp said: “There were hundreds of children who Home-Start had to turn away last year because there weren’t the funds to recruit and train a volunteer to help them.
“But their volunteers, who work with these children, genuinely change lives for the better, for ever.”
Home-Start has dozens of ideas for how schools, businesses, other employers and community groups can get involved with the Snowflake Appeal. The snowflake symbol was chosen for the appeal because every child Home-Start supports is as unique and fragile as a snowflake.
To take part in the Snowflake Appeal visit www.home-startuk.org.uk/findsupport/search.