Support and friendship for families
There is a huge need in Guildford for Home-Start’s unique service. Surrey’s general reputation as a lovely place to live is well deserved but Guildford borough (and our share of Mole Valley) contains areas of considerable deprivation and many families whose problems of illness or disability are compounded by poverty and poor housing conditions. In past years Guildford borough has had the highest number of children on child protection plan in Surrey.
We need to raise this year
Home-Start Guildford receives partial funding from Surrey County Council’s Children’s Services and applies for additional grants from companies, trusts and foundations to cover our running costs. In addition we organise a varied programme of events. Forthcoming Events are listed under ‘Latest News’. We need around £149k each year to operate and receive around £58k from Surrey County Council so we need to find nearly £91k every year. Please visit our About Us page for more information.
Home-Start’s Vision is a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. With your help this can become a reality.
Home-Start Guildford is responsible for raising all the funds required to run its support services. There are various ways in which you can help contribute financially to our charity:
Different ways to show your support
- Help Home-Start Guildford support vulnerable local families by buying Guildford Lottery tickets from our page and you stand the chance of winning £25,000! Buy your tickets here.
- Join our 100 Club – click Home-Start 100 Club – leaflet for details
- Make a donation online by going to our JustGiving site (click on link below) https://www.justgiving.com/homestart-guildford/Donate/
- Take part in our Fundraising Events – see our forthcoming events under Latest News.
- Sponsor our fund raisers
- Hold a Fundraising Event and donate the proceeds to Home-Start Guildford
- Pay a contribution from your salary
- Leave a gift in your will
- Use Easy Fundraising to donate while you surf the net or shop on line
- Donate a good quality prize for one of our fundraising raffles.
We are always happy to offer help and support to individuals or companies looking to hold fundraising events on our behalf. From tea parties to quiz nights to sponsored walks, there are many ways to raise funds to support our work. If you have any great ideas about fundraising events please contact us using our contact us page. Details of our recent fundraising events can be found under our Latest News post.
Corporate sponsorship can bring many benefits to a company and even small donations can make a big difference to our scheme. If your company would like to contribute to the work of Home-Start Guildford we would love to hear from you. Can you help by sponsoring us? Please contact us.
Shop Online and Raise Money for Home-Start Guildford!
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for Home-Start Guildford! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden and Play.com, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!
So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to our account for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.
How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us. £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on. There are over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.
Save money too!
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