Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

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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.