When parents suffer tragedy and hardship, children can suffer for a lifetime. So we launched our Snowflake Appeal to support vulnerable children in the Kettering area.
Many young children are surrounded by hardship or tragedy. From bereavement or isolation to parental mental ill health or disability. They are affected by financial hardship, food shortages and terrible housing. Tragically, in a quarter of families in the UK, children are facing many of these challenges at once. Our annual appeal raises funds to help support local children and their families.
A snowflake was chosen as the symbol of the appeal because each one is as unique and fragile as the children Home-Start supports.
Over the last 40 years, Home-Start has helped keep a million children safe and happy through its team of trained volunteers working directly at the heart of each family.
Home-Start Kettering are selling Snowflake Pin Badges, Christmas Cards and other Snowflake Gifts. Drop in to the office to purchase or find out more.
What can you do to help our Snowflake Appeal?
- Make, decorate and sell buns or biscuits decorated as snowflakes to raise funds – this classic fundraiser has been known to raise up to £300 in one afternoon.
- Do a sponsored event.
- For the very brave – shave your head and have The Snowflake Appeal snowflake shaved in the remaining hair.
- Crotchet or knit snowflake decorations to sell.
- Do snowflake nail art to raise funds.
There are many more things you can do.
“It is important to stop and think about those families who have a very difficult time. For the last couple of years I have been working hard to raise awareness for Home-Start, a remarkable charity for which I have become an ambassador. Their Snowflake Appeal raises vital funds for the amazing work they do with vulnerable children and families. This is a fantastic organisation and whether you volunteer, fundraise, or make a donation there is no better thing to do for those children who won’t have a good start in life.”