Thursday, September 27th, 2018
We’ve launched the ‘5% for under 5’s’ fundraising campaign in a bid to raise £50,000.
Why? Because we know there are parents all over Norfolk who are alone, isolated and overwhelmed by the challenges they face, while bringing up a young family.
If just 5% of the Norfolk population donated £1 we could deliver 1,500 additional hours of support, in a year. Support that parents with the youngest families, desperately need. Can you help?
Our recent survey with Norfolk parents revealed:
- 88% find coping with a new baby or young family an overwhelming experience
- 65% do not ask for help from friends or family as it feels like admitting they have failed
- 47% report feeling lonely, isolated and cut off from the outside world often, most or all of the time
It doesn’t have to be that way.
66% said simply having someone to talk to and listen to them would offer the biggest source of support. And that’s where our brilliant volunteers can help.
By donating just £1 you could enable us to recruit, train and co-ordinate 30 new wonderful volunteers. And give many more young children in Norfolk a better start in life, by helping their parents.
Thank you to the EDP for spreading the word, to Dr Sarah Taigel for sharing her personal story so honestly. And to you, for your support.
To donate text HSNO15£1 to 70070 to donate £1, HSNO15£5 for £5 or HSNO15£10 for £10.
See our press release here: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/home-start-norfolk-launches-new-campaign-to-raise-50-000-1-5712699
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