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Coffee Morning The Triangle Liss

We would like to express our gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Triangle in Liss who hosted a charity coffee morning on our behalf on 19th March.  As well as raising much needed funds for Home-Start Butser it was a wonderful opportunity for us to meet so many local people. 

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Serenity Beauty Room in Liss

We are extremely grateful to all the staff at Serenity Beauty Room whose recent fundraising day raised over £600 for us.  The event was to celebrate their first anniversary of opening and they offered taster sessions and a raffle supported by local businesses.  This money will go towards training volunteers to support families and children who are going through a critical time in their lives. 

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Recruiting new Volunteers

The dates for our next volunteer training course has changed slightly and will now start on 26th April.  The free ten week training programme will be held at the Triangle in Liss from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm on Tuesdays.

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 different to a local famjily please do get in touch with us to discuss.

 

 

 

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March 100 Club Draw

We are delighted to announce that the winner of March's 100 Club Draw was number 70.  As we have now sold 96 numbers the lucky winner has received £96.  The 100 Club raises valuable regular funds for us and if you are interested in finding out more about how it works please have a look at the Fundraising Page of this website or telephone us on 01730 233755 to discuss.  We are very keen to reach 100 numbers sold and beyond! 

 

 

 

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Serenity Beauty Room in Liss

We are delighted that Serenity Beauty Room in Liss have kindly offered to fundraise on our behalf to celebrate their first anniversary of opening.  The event will be held on Saturday 2nd April between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm and will include taster treatments, raffle and chance to enjoy a drink and cupcakes.  More details of the event will be found on their website www.serenitybeautyroom.com.  We are very grateful for their support.

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Coffee Morning The Triangle Liss

We are delighted to announce that the Triangle in Liss are holding a charity coffee morning in support of us on Saturday 19th March from 10.00 am - 12 Noon.  We do hope you are able to join us as it would be lovely to see you all.

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Recruiting new Volunteers

 

We are now recruiting volunteers to join our next Preparation Course which will start on Tuesday 12th April in the evening.  The ten week course will be held at the Triangle Centre in Liss.  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 difference to a local family please do get in touch with us to discuss. 

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Burns Night for Home-Start Butser

Huge thanks to Robert Ingram and his wonderful volunteers who organised our recent Burns Night which raised a fantastic £4,000.  The event was sponsored by Skillbase People Development Ltd (www.skillbase.com) who paid for all the food and equipment costs which meant every penny raised has come to us!

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New volunteers

Eight lovely new volunteers have just completed their training and are ready to be matched with families.  Grateful thanks to East Hampshire District Councillor Laetitia Pienaar for joining us and presenting their certificates.

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Quiz Night 2015

 

We would like to thank Robert Ingram and his lovely team who worked tirelessly to make our recent Quiz Night such a success.  We would also like to thank SRE for generously sponsoring this event.  Thank you also to Churcher's College for providing the venue and to those who donated very generous prizes for the raffle.  We raised nearly £2,500 on the night!  Much needed funds to support Home-Start Butser and a wonderful evening.

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Pampered Chef Party

We are very grateful to Valerie and her friends for raising £108.88 at a Pampered Chef Party recently.  These much needed funds will help us to continue to support local families.  As one family said recently "They really listened and understood the stresses we have been feeling and showed enormous empathy.  Home-Start Butser really has improved our family's life."  If you are considering holding a fundraising event we would love to have your support. 

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December and January 100 Club

The winners of December and January's 100 Club draw were numbers 39 and 27 with the lucky winners receiving £90 and £92 respectively.  If you would like to be one of our winners in 2016 then please sign up for this fun fundraising scheme by completing the form on our Fundraising Page of this website of give us a call to discuss on 01730 233755 we would love to hear from you.

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100 Club Draw November 2015

 

We are delighted to announce that the winner of November's 100 Club draw was number 50.  The lucky winner has received winnings of £88.  The 100 Club raises valuable regular funds for us and if you are interested in finding out more about how it works please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 

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February 100 Club

February's 100 Club winner was number 45 and the lucky winner has received £92.  For more information on our 100 Club please call us on 01730 233755 or download an application form from the Fundraising Page on our website.  The 100 Club raises much needed regular funds for us and we are very grateful to all our supporters. 

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100 Club Draw  October 2015

The winning number for October ws 72 and the lucky recipient will receive £88.

We would love to encourage more people to join this wonderful fundraising opportunity. Each number costs £5.00 per month and you may buy as many numbers as you wish.  The 100 Club raises a much needed regular income for us.

Please support us by downloading an application form from the fundraising page on our website or contact our office on 01730 233755.

Thank you for your support.

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Quiz Night

 

We are delighted to announce that our Quiz Night will be held on Friday 6th November 2015 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 telephone 01730 267483 or 01730 233755 we would love to hear from you.

 

 

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Recruiting new Volunteers

We are now recruiting volunteers to join our next Preparation Course which will start on Wednesday 14th October in the morning.  The ten week course will be held at Winton House in Petersfield.  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 difference to a local family please do get in touch with us to discuss. 

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100 Club Draw August 2015

 

We are delighted to say that this month's winning number is 17 and the lucky winner has received £84 as we now have 84 numbers sold.  We are getting nearer to our target of 100 numbers!  The 100 Club raises a much needed, regular income for us and gives you the chance to win a cash prize.  For more details have a look at the "Fundraising" page on this website and then follow the link to "monthly giving".  We are very grateful for the regular support of all our 100 Club Members.

 

 

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Farewell to our Trustee and Treasurer

Our recent AGM saw us wish a big thank you and a sad farewell to our wonderful Trustee and Treasurer Annett Heitsch. Annett has given so much to Home-Start Butser over the years including her time, expertise, creativity and above all a passion for what we do.

We would also like to welcome Philip Mabe as our new Treasurer and are very grateful for his support.  We are currently looking to recruit two more Trustees and if you are interested in finding out more about what we do and how you can support us we would love to hear from you.

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Waitrose Community Matters

A big thank you to all of those who put their green token into the Home-Start Butser box at Waitrose in Petersfield!  We were recently presented with a cheque for £489 from Community Matters.  These much needed funds will help us to continue to support local families.

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