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Thank you from Home Start Richmond

Dear Father Peter and all of the congregation of St Margaret's,

It was my great pleasure to receive on Sunday, on behalf of Home-Start Richmond, the cheque representing your spectacular Lenten fundraising efforts. £5,000 is an incredible sum to have raised for us and we are truly grateful.

The issues of isolation, parenting challenges and mental health concerns are no respecters of post code and our service is available to any family with a child under 5 - free of stigma.

We managed to reach last year 305 families with 530 children in the borough but we always have a waiting list. It costs £1,300 per family for us to provide our volunteer led service and your contribution will help us substantially to continue our work with local families in TW1 and surrounding areas.

I know that many of the parishioners are current or past home visiting volunteers but if anyone has a few hours per week to spare, we always welcome new volunteers. The only qualification is that you have to be a parent and we provide a comprehensive training course and ongoing supervision.

With very best wishes,

Louise Kerr
Chair of Trustees,Home-Start Richmond