Cllr Elizabeth Gibson-Harries, Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council presented a cheque for £1,195 to Home-Start Mid Suffolk at their Annual General Meeting which was held at Morton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds on Monday 26th September 2016.
Home-Start Mid Suffolk is one of Cllr Gibson-Harries chosen charities for and the money has been raised through various fundraising activities since May this year, including a charity auction which took place at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway in July.
Cllr Gibson-Harries. Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council said, “I am delighted to be able to help Home-Start in this way - they are an incredible local charity who do vital work to support parents and young families in this area. I am deeply grateful to the generosity of others who have supported my fundraising activities so far and I know this money will make a real difference to those that rely on this service.”
Carol Read, Chair of Trustees for Home-Start Mid Suffolk said, ‘Home-Start Mid Suffolk have been supporting parents and their families for 33 years now and through the support of the Big Lottery fund Reaching Communities have also been able to expand their work into West Suffolk helping to build better brighter futures for children.
Home-Start helps families to achieve their goals by providing the support of a trained volunteer, enabling the parent to become happier, healthier and to gain more confidence.
We are very grateful for the donation from Elizabeth Gibson- Harries fundraising that will help us to work with families and will bring the Home-Start service to the attention of others.’