The Dancing Betty

 

The Dancing Betty at Dalton Park shopping area have approached us to be one of their chosen charities this year.

Families, Volunteers and Staff were invited to the open day. Everyone had a wonderful time. The food was good, the staff friendly and helpful and activities were provided on the day to keep children occupied.

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Easter Time

Jo Cockburn and Lindsay Marshall delivered so many Easter Eggs generously donated by BT staff for our families that they could hardly carry them.

BT Easter Egg Delivery 2017

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Turn2Us Benefits Calculator

Benefits Calculator

The Staff and Volunteers recently completed training with Turn2Us a national charity that helps people in financial hardship. Use the Benefits Calculator to find out what welfare benefits, tax credits or other support you are entitled to.

Follow this link to go to the Turn2Us pages: Turn2Us Benefits Calculator

Grants Search

Use the Grants Search to find out if you may be eligible for financial, practical and emotional support from over 3000 charitable funds.

Follow this link to go to the Turn2Us pages: Turn2Us Grants Search

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Christmas Shoe Boxes

We would like to give a big thank you to Barnard Castle Prep School and Senior School for all the shoe boxes they donated to us at Christmas.

Our families were very happy to receive the boxes and were overwhelmed by the generosity and the thought that someone took the time to think of them this Christmas. The children enjoyed playing with all the toys.

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BT Shoe Boxes Christmas 2016

Once again the staff at BT and BT Open Reach were very generous at Christmas. We had many shoe box deliveries and the photograph shows just a few out of the many.

Our families were overwhelmed and very thankful for all the presents they received.

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Seaham Hall Hotel

Seaham_Hall_Exterior_FrontOfHotel_3Based on the Coast at Seaham, five start boutique hotel Seaham Hall has formed a team, made up of staff from a number of it’s departments in order to assist our charity’s cause. The volunteers are offering their time to visit and support local families where and when it’s needed: this might include painting, gardening and doing the shopping. They are also planning to assist by organising shoe box campaigns providing basic foods, toiletries, toys and so on.

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January 2017

Parent & Toddler Groups

 Our parent and toddler group is up and running again after the school holidays.

Christ Church Parent & Toddlers

held in Christ Church church hall

Tuesday mornings 9.30 – 11.30 am

We still have spaces available everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your child along and let them run around and enjoy themselves for a while.

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January 2017

 


Volunteering

Home-Start welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. You do not need any specific qualifications it is your life experience, attitudes and interpersonal skills that matter to us. We do needs our volunteers to be a parent or have parenting experience. You will also need to have the ability to :

Listen with understanding

Maintain Confidentiality

Be committed to the Scheme and to the families they visit

All volunteers need to attend a training course and also they have to be DBS checked. All expenses are paid for by the scheme.

We are recruiting again in soon so if you are interested

telephone 0191 5815556 and speak to Jane or Eileen


 

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