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Redhill-based charity appeals for more volunteers
11:28am Friday 16th August 2013 in Local News
Redhill-based family support charity Home-Start East Surrey is appealing for volunteers ahead of its annual general meeting next month.
The charity, which was set up 18 years ago, has offices in Redhill and Oxted, and is guided and supported by the national organisation, Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support charity.
It will hold its annual general meeting at Bletchingley Golf Club in Church Lane, Bletchingley, on Thursday, September 12, at 10am.
Last week, the cause announced that Sally Marks, the vice-chairman of Surrey County Council, had agreed to become its patron.
Mrs Marks will be the guest of honour at the annual general meeting, which will also be attended by Horley town mayor and town council chairman Richard Olliver, Reigate and Banstead mayor Dr Lynne Hack, and the chairman of Tandridge District Council Beverley Connolly.
Coun Marks, a long- standing county councillor, has always been an active supporter of Home-Start East Surrey. The cause offers assistance and friendship to families from Redhill, Reigate and Horley, across to Caterham, Bletchingley, Oxted and throughout Tandridge and the surrounding areas. It provides vital services to young families with children under the age of five in need of support, help and friendship.
The annual general meeting will be open to the public.
Home-Start is appealing for more volunteers and trustees.
For more information email Debbie Wade, scheme manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org, write to her at Home-Start East Surrey, Suite 2 Second Floor, Tower House, 3 Cromwell Road, Redhill, RH1 1RT, or call 01737 770220.
The charity's trained volunteers, who are parents themselves, or who have had parenting experience, choose to share their time, skills and experience with other parents in their community. All volunteers are carefully selected, prepared and supported for their work with families.