Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow is a local family support charity supporting families with children under 5 years. Locally managed and governed, we are responsible for raising all of our own funds. We rely on the generous support of local supporters, individuals and businesses to be able to support local families when they need it.
Whilst we are fortunate to receive some funding from each of the three local authorities, this doesn’t meet the demand for our services.
Can you help us help local families?
We support families in the boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames and Hounslow who are struggling through difficult times. These include for example loneliness and isolation, ill health, poor mental health, post-natal depression, disabilities, bereavement, relationship difficulties, lone-parenting and coping with having several pre-school children.
For every £ you give:
- 97p is spent on our charitable activities
- 1p goes towards further fundraising efforts
- 2p is spent on governance
How can Companies help?
By providing funding, your company could make a real difference to vulnerable families and children in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. Supporting us gives a local focus for staff charitable activities and raises your profile in the community.
Local businesses could act as a sponsor or co-sponsor for a Home-Start event or activity such as our fundraising events including our annual Christmas Carol Service, one-off events like quiz nights, designer sales or our parenting talks.
Your company could raise funds through sponsoring staff in organised sporting events such as the London Marathon or one of the many other charity runs, walks or cycle rides that take place throughout the year.
You can also encourage your employees to participate in workplace fundraising by organising events at work, such as a wine-tasting, lunch or dinner with a speaker or activity, running a Quiz Night, or organising sales of goods such as home-made crafts and Christmas gifts. Companies may wish to match fundraising and double whatever employees raise.
You could help us by donating Raffle or Auction prizes, donating goods such as new toys (for children aged 0 -5) or office equipment such as printers, ink cartridges and paper.
One-off monetary donations are of course particularly welcome or these could be in the form of a proportion of income or profit for a certain period, a regular gift by standing order, or match giving our local fundraising efforts?
How can Individuals help?
It is possible to make a private donation to Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow, through our Gift Aid scheme. If you are celebrating a special occasion or looking for an unusual present for someone who is difficult to buy for, perhaps a donation to Home-Start would make the perfect gift. It is also possible to offer support to our Scheme through Legacies and Memorial Gifts.
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Thank you for your support.