Nicki Chapman & Orbit’s Andy McDermott present us with the most amazing Hamper from The Kent Hamper Company.
At its recent ‘Taste of Kentish Living’ celebration, housing association and home builder Orbit, which is helping to create the sustainable new community Peters Village in Wouldham, donated a huge fund-raising hamper, filled with locally-produced food and wines, to charity Home-Start.
Project leader Gill Valentine and trustee Jacqueline O’Carroll from Home-Start Medway, the charity’s nearest branch to Peters Village, were invited to talk about Home-Start’s vital work in supporting vulnerable young families in Kent, and the importance of real communities to family life.
Orbit’s Andy McDermott was joined by Kent-born TV and radio presenter Nicki Chapman, (who was present as an ambassador for Kent), in surprising Gill and Jacqueline with the gourmet gift, created especially for them by local small business, The Kent Hamper Company.
Andy McDermott commented, “We have huge respect for the work Home-Start does in supporting vulnerable families, and are delighted to present them with this gift, which we hope will help them raise funds to support provision of their vital services.”
Nicki Chapman added:
“Hearing about the tremendous work that Home-Start does within the county with young families was so inspiring. As a proud ‘maid of Kent’ it’s always such a pleasure to also be promoting this beautiful part of the country.”
Enjoyed the sun at Greenfields Bootfair on Sunday 20th August raising £153.11 to help support our families.
Thank you to all our volunteers, families and staff for donating lots of goodies to sell. Thanks also goes to the young family who kindly donated a buggy for a family in need.
Anything left will be sorted and retained for families or donated to our REAP partner Strood Community Project for their charity shop
Home-Start Medway celebrated 30 years of supporting families in Medway on 4th August 2017
We invited special guest James Heming from Heart Kent Radio to celebrate with us
We had amazing cakes made by local Beaney’s Bakery and our amazing talented volunteer Denise
The sun shone for the whole day with families, volunteers & staff and their children past and present enjoying the fun
More photos – see Gallery
If you have been supported by Home-Start Medway or volunteered over the last 30 years we would love for you to join us at our 30th Celebration fun afternoon.
The afternoon is completely free:
Children’s Entertainer – Balloon Modelling and Magic; Face Painter; Bubble Laboratory; Nucleus Arts corner; Smoothie Bike; Fire Engine; Raffle; Penalty Shoot out; Hook the duck; Mobile Library, Fruit Bar
Please bring a picnic. Soft drinks/ Tea & Coffee will be available on the day
Successful fundraising at Dickens and Armed Forces Day 2017 raised over £450
Thank you to all staff and volunteers who helped, donated items and organised us.
Pics from Dickens Festival 2017 above and Armed Forces Day 2017 below
Working with Medway Public Health and Brompton Children’s Centre we are pleased to bring The Great Brompton Bake Off, running for 5 weeks from 26th June
Interested in coming?
25th May 2017 – 12.30 to 2.30
Pirates and Princesses.
Week 3: The finale of our pilot project ‘The Great Brompton Bake Off’ next Monday 22nd May 2017
This has been such a success that the families have asked for more! Watch this space for more dates
If you are interested in taking part please contact reception at the Brompton Children’s Centre or give us a call 01634 570717