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Fundraising Events

Our 20th anniversary celebrations are well and truly underway!

On Monday we had a fantastic night at the Shah Manzil in Liss.  The chefs prepared a delicious 3 course buffet and the restaurant was packed to the rafters with friends, supporters, trustees and volunteers and we raised an incredible £500

Our next events are:

Friday 16th February 8pm at the Half Moon in Sheet.  Gather your friends for an over-the-top night of music and laughs with Tiffaney Wells.  Tickets are just £10.  To book call the office on 01730 233755 or email homestartbutserevents@gmail.com.  This promises to be a lively way to end the week!

And on Friday 16th March join us for our ever-popular quiz night in a new venue at Clanfield Memorial Hall.  The evening kicks of at 7.30 pm and tickets are £15 to include a two course meal.  To book please phone the office on 01730 233755 or email homestartb@btinternet.com.  How about filling a table with your friends, neighbours and colleagues and pitting your wits against the other quizers?  

We hope you are able to join us at some of this years fundraising events to ensure that we are here for another 20 years at least!

If you have a fundraising idea please get in touch we would love to hear from you. 

 

 

 

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100 Club Draw

Our 100 Club raises a regular vital income for us and currently pays a monthly prize of £98.  Recent winning numbers are September number 86, October number 7, November number 23, December number 34 and January number 54.  We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of those who participate in this fun fundraising scheme which has raised over £23,000 since starting in 2011.  If you are interested in finding out more about our 100 Club please take a look at the Fundraise page of this website or call us on 01730 233755 

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We have a team of over 50 enthusiastic and committed volunteers, and, due to increasing demand for support from families, we are seeking new recruits to join our next training course on 30th January 2018.  

All we ask is that you are a parent or grandparent and have 2 to 3 hours a week to spare.  All volunteers complete a 11-week preparation course before being matched with local families in need of support.  For information about becoming a volunteer please give us a call in the office on 01730 233755.  We will be delighted to hear from you.  

Two to three hours a week of your time could make a huge difference to a local family. Is this the year you volunteer?

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Kick start your new year with a celebration curry!

As January swings into action we would like to wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year.  The team at Home-Start Butser are particularly looking forward to 2018 as it is our 20th anniversary.  We began supporting local families in February 1998 and 20 years later we are proud to continue this vital work.  To mark our 20th year we are planning a year of exciting fundraising events and we hope you will be able to get involved and enjoy as many of these events as possible.

For curry lovers, don't miss our first event, an evening of delicious food at the Shah Manzil Restaurant in Liss.  Book a table for Monday 5th February at 7.30 pm and look forward to a 3-course meal for only £22 per person.  Beat the winter blues now and email us with the number of tickets you require, plus your name and phone number.  We will confirm your booking and provide you with bank details to make an online payment.  Home-Start Butser receives £10 for every booking made.

Email:  homestartb@btinternet.com

We hope you can join in our anniversary year, and if you have a fundraising idea, however big or small, we would love to hear from you.

 

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

Have you seen our article in yesterday's Petersfield Post?  Only a few days to go before the start of the "Big Give"!  Please pass on the news to all your contacts - we will share the link for online donations with you on Tuesday 28th November.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

We're very excited to let you know that Home-Start Butser has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK's largest match funding campaign.

We will be raising money for our new project, Bumpstart, supporting families through pregnancy and beyond.  More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby.  If untreated, this can have a devastating impact.

Local volunteers will be carefully selected and trained to visit parents in their home, helping them to have a happy and healthy pregnancy and enjoy being the best parent they can to their new baby.  Bumpstart volunteers will be able to offer emotional and practical support throughout the pregnancy and up until the baby is six months old.  Support can start at any time from the 12th week of pregnancy,

Completely free, and open to all, this life-changing service brings joy and happiness to parents and their babies during the crucial first months.  With positive attachment in the vital first months of life, the baby has a greater chance of a stable upbringing, and forming strong loving relationships throughout it's life.  

If you share our vision and are inspired by the fantastic opportunities we are creating for young families in our area then please support our Christmas Challenge.

Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November.  

 

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Quiz Night Friday 20 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Quiz Night will be held on Friday 20th October 2017 at Churcher's College 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.  This promises to be a fun and lively evening and an excellent opportunity to support our fundraising.  Tickets are £15 per person to include a two course meal.  If you would like to join us please email homestartb@btinternet.com with the number of tickets you require, your name, address and telephone number.  Alternatively if you have any queries please call us on 01730 233755 we would love to hear from you.

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Give peace a chance

 

Join us for a particularly special charity walk 
This inspiring event was created by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association – part of the UK’s oldest established Muslim community. They aim to relieve suffering and serve mankind regardless of colour, creed or race. They believe that people coming together to help others brings about peace, engenders greater understanding, and promotes goodwill amongst people from all walks of life. We agree with them, and we are extremely proud to be one of the charities they are donating to. We would love to see as many of our supporters there as possible.

Join us on Saturday, 9 September, for a fun morning walking the Shipwrights Way to Alice Holt Forest Centre. Key timings are: 9.00am welcome and registration, 10:45am opening ceremony, 11:00am start of walk, 12 midday lunch.

We are looking forward to a day out with people who all want to help make the world a better place, walking and chatting as we go. 

To find out more, click here Walk-for-Peace-pdf.pdf for the leaflet, go to their website, http://charitywalkforpeace.org/charity-walk-peace-east-hampshire/, or call 07846 379 057.

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100 Club Draw August 2017

Our August 100 Club draw winner was number 16.  The lucky winner has received £100 prize money.  The 100 Club provides a valuable regular income for us and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of those who participate in this fun fundraising scheme.  If you are interested in finding out more about our 100 Club please take a look at the Fundraise page of this website or call us on 01730 233755.  

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100 Club Draw July 2017

It is six years since our 100 Club started and during that time is has raised over £20,000 of much needed funds.  Pictured here is our friend and supporter Gill who runs the 100 Club and the winner of July's draw.  To find out more about this fun fundraising scheme please take a look at the "Fundraise" page of this website.  We are very grateful to the ongoing support of our 100 Club Members.  

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AGM July 2017 "It takes a village to raise a child"

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20th July, from 10.30 am at Churcher's College, Petersfield.

This is a good time for us to reflect on, and celebrate a very successful year in which Home-Start Butser helped more families than ever.

If you would like to attend or find out more about our AGM please telephone the office on 01730 233755

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Clanfield Celebrations

We are delighted to be a beneficiary from the Clanfield Celebrations which is being held this Saturday 8th July at South Meadow, Clanfield.  Please come along and see us from 12 Noon.  This promises to be a wonderful day of traditional fun, games, competitions, raffles and stalls and we hope to see you all there.  We willl be having a stall so please do come and find us.

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100 Club Draw

We are delighted to announce the winners of recent 100 Club Draws.  Maywas number 39 and June number 38.  The winners have received prize money of £101 each.

The funds raised by the 100 Club are vital regular income for the scheme and we value the ongoing support of our 100 Club Members.  For more information about our 100 Club please take a look at the Fundraising Page of this website.

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Volunteers' Week 2017

We recently celebrated Volunteers' Week with ten new volunteers completing the eleven week Home-Start Butser Preparation Course.  The volunteers are about to be matched with local families.  Certificates were presented by Councillor Robert Mocatta who had generously helped to fund the course.  He shared how impressed he was with the work that volunteers do supporting families through a critical time in their lives.  For more information about volunteering opportunities please contact our office on 01730 233755.  

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Date for your diary.  We are delighted to announce that this year's AGM will be held on Thursday 20th July.  More details to follow shortly.  We hope you will be able to join us.

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Sarah Does It!

Congratulations to our good Friend Sarah for completing her 20K walk last weekend.  Sarah said "It was pretty amazing to finish and receive my medal .... I've never had a medal before.  I am really quite humbled by the generosity of those that have donated and am proper chuffed with myself for completing the challenge and giving something back to Home-Start Butser."

Sarah has exceeded her original target but her donation page is still open if you would like to support Sarah's amazing achievement. Just follow the link https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraiser/search-results.html?text=sarah+wherry&charityId=54054

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Open Air Theatre Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May 2017

On Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May the Lion and Unicorn Players will be presenting "Boudicca at Verulamium" by Imogen de la Bere in the grounds of our supporter Robert Ingram's home Zurs, London Road, Rake.  Tickets and more information here.  This promises to be a wonderful evening of open air theatre,  Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.  This is a great fundraising opportunity for us and we look forward to seeing you there.  

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!00 Club Draw

We are delighted to announce the winners of recent 100 Club draws.  February was number 11, March Number 33 and April Number 19.  The winners have received prize money of £97, £101 and £101 respectively.  The funds raised by the 100 Club are vital for the work we do and we are very grateful for the support of our 100 Club Members.  If you are interested in finding out more about this fun fundraising scheme please have a look at the Fundraising Page of this website. 

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Recent 100 Club Draws

We are delighted to announce the winners of our recent 100 Club Draws.  December was number 72 and January was number 62.  The winners have received £96 each.  The 100 Club raises a valuable regular income for us as well as providing a monthly prize.  If you would like to find out more about our 100 Club please look at the fundraising page of this website  or contact the office on 01730 233755.  We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of those who participate in our 100 Club. 

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New Volunteers

We are delighted that 8 new volunteers have now completed their training and are being matched with local families in crisis.  We would like to express our thanks to Councillor Ken Moon who presented the certificates and helped fund this vital training.  Ken Moon said "This country depends on volunteers.  Volunteers are crucial to our society and volunteering is tremendously rewarding and even more satisfying if you do this in the area you live in.  Clanfield has benefitted enormously from the work of Home-Start Butser".

Our next volunteer training course will commence on 14th March.  The free 10 week training programme will be held at Winton House, Petersfield on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 - 9.30 pm.

Our volunteers play a vital role in releasing the potential of parents and giving children the best start in life.  If you are a parent or grandparent with 2 -3 hours a week to spare and are interested in finding out how you could make a big difference to the life of a local family please do get in touch with us to discuss.  

 

 

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