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The Big Give

It's that special time of year again. From midday on 27th November - and for one week only - all donations made to our project helping families with parents suffering from mental health problems - Give Families Hope - will be doubled!

We are raising money to train more volunteers to support parents suffering from mental health conditions such as clinical depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. These conditions, brought on by things like post-natal depression; isolation; bereavement; divorce; and more, have devastating effects on the parents and young children. They can significantly reduce children's life chances; ability to make friends; and thrive at school. And they are at a much higher risk of suffering poor mental health themselves, when they become adults. 

It is a vicious cycle, which if not stopped ends up costing lives. Currently, 60% of the parents we support have mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety. Without our support they get caught in a cycle of despair, and some have no resources to break it.

We are determined to stop this, yet demand for our service is greater than ever before. Please dontate to our 'Give Families Hope' campaign to change lives today.  

It costs us £1,000 to support a family for a year, help us raise £20,000 to support 20 more families.

Thank you for your support, we are grateful for every penny donated. 

All the best, Nicola Winter, Scheme Manager

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We welcome our new volunteers

We are delighted to welcome our seven new volunteers who have recently completed the eleven week Home-Start Butser Preparation Course.  The volunteers are about to be matched with local families.  Certificates were presented by Cllr Russell Oppenheimer who had generously helped to fund the course.  He said the work Home-Start Butser dioes makes such a huge diffrerence on a regular bais which will benefit local children for the rest of their lives.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities please contact our office on 01730 233755.  Our next Volunteer Preparation Course starts on 3rd October 2018.  

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Tea, Cake and Cabaret

Our next forthcoming event is a wonderful afteroon of Tea, Cake and Cabaret on Sunday 25th March at 4.00 pm at Churcher's College, Petersfield.  This event promises to be amazing afternoon suitable for all ages and we hope you can join us.  Tickets are selling fast.  Please email homestartbutserevents@gmail,com or telephone the office on 01730 233755 for more information and tickets.  We hope you are able to join us.  

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Calendar of Events

With a wonderful calendar of events planned to celebrate our 20th Anniversary we have produced a list of "Dates for your Diary" which you can view on our home page here.


Our recent evening with Tiffaney Wells and support acts at the Half Moon was a sell out raising an incredible £1,200 and our Quiz Night on Friday 16th March is also sold out but you can register your interest for a place on our Autumn Quiz - date t.b.c. by emailing homestartb@btinternet.com

We are looking forward to joining the Rock Choir at the Festival Hall this Friday for a wonderful evening.  For more information and to book tickets please click here.  We hope you are able to join us at some of our forthcoming events


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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.