Home Start


Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire

Supporting local families for over 30 years

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Fundraising News

Quiz Night - We held a very successful Quiz Night in October, 2013 and raised £625.86. 11 teams took part and they all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and fish and chip supper. We have been asked to repeat this event and so our Quiz Night for 2014 will be held on Saturday 18th October at Meldreth Village Hall. 


Cheese and Wine Evening - this was held in November, 2013 and we raised £353.77. This was another enjoyable evening - we were able to try some different cheeses supplied by Meril of Artisan Cheese and sample some wines selected for us to compliment the cheese by Victoria of Virgin Wines.


Christmas Swag making sessions - we held 2 sessions in November, 2013, raising £567.91. These sessions were back by popular demand as this event was enjoyed in 2012 by so many people who wanted to make another Christmas swag for their front door.  We are very thankful to Kirsten for coming along and supporting us and these sessions have been booked again for 2014.  Ticket price includes all the materials you need to make your swag, all you need to do is turn up with your secateurs and any special baubles etc you would like to include in your arrangement and enjoy the session. If you are interested, the sessions for 2014 will take place on 27th November at Foxton Village Hall, one session will be held at 11.00am-2.30pm and another session held at 7.00pm-10.00pm.


Tunes and Spoons - this event was held in February 2014 by Royston Methodist Church to raise funds for Home-Start and for Church Funds.  £254 was raised for Home-Start. Everyone who attended enjoyed listening to some beautiful pieces of music chosen by the audience and then enjoyed all the delicious desserts - a huge thank you to the Methodist Church for organsiing this event and donating half the proceeds to Home-Start.


Little Red Riding Hoodie Pantomine - this panto was written by our local author Sarah Harrison and performed by the Steeple Morden players during February 2014. The panto was very much enjoyed by all that attended and we were delighted to hear from Sarah that they had raised £500 from the proceeds for Home-Start. We would like to say a very big thank you to the cast for their support of Home-Start, and a special thank you to Sarah who has supported us in the past with her pulsatillas events. 


Melbourn Fete - we would like to thank everyone who braved the terrible weather to visit our stall, we stuck it out whilst everyone around us was packing their stalls away, and were amazed to make £250 on our stall through our raffle, a game, the sale of jam and plants and donations for books.  So thank you again to everyone who supported us.


Coffee Morning - a coffee morning was held recently where everyone enjoyed the delicious cakes and each others company, we raised an amazing £271.88, so thanks to everyone who came along and especially those who made the cakes.


We are now in the process of organsing the following events - we are looking forward to:-


A Taste of India - Please join us for an evening of Indian history and culture together with a cookery demonstration and delicious tastings. This will be held on Friday 19th September at Foxton Village Hall - 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets will be £15 per person to include a glass of wine. 


Quiz Night with Supper on Saturday 18th October at Melderth Village Hall - teams of 6 are required, tickets are £10 to include your supper.


Christmas Swag making sessions on 4th December at Foxton Village Hall, you will be provided with all the materials you need to make your door decoration. There are 2 workshops available, one taking place at 11am - 2pm, and the other from 7.00pm - 10.00pm, tickets will be £20. Why now come along with your friends for a pre-Christmas night out.


Fashion Show at Esse, Melbourn to be held on Tuesday 11th November, arrive from 7.30pm for the fashion show at 8.00pm. Tickets are £12 which will include a glass of wine and a raffle will be held at this event. This is an ideal opportunity to get some early Christmas gifts for friends and family.


We will be displaying a Christmas tree at the Christmas Tree Festival at Meldreth Church to be held on 28th, 29th & 30th November.


Sing-a-long Mamma Mia !  we are organising this event at the Royston Picture Palace for the evening of Saturday 14th March, 2015.  If you enjoy ABBA, would like to get dressed up and come along and have some fun, then do watch this space for further details.


So, if you would like further information on any of our fundraising events planned for 2014/2015, please call the office on 01763 262262