We are independently funded and work hard to raise money to continue delivering the work that supports families with young children in difficult times.  Your help is ALWAYS welcome!  Here are some ways that you can help ….

TSB Abingdon Run for Us in Blenheim 7K Fun Run

We are delighted that a team from TSB Abingdon are supporting us by taking part in the Blenheim 7K Fun Run on Sunday, 29th April, 2018! We will be encouraging them every step of the way! They would love your support too …. you can sponsor them at :

and all funds raised will help us to support young families across our area. #TSBLocalPride #LocalCharityPartner

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is approaching!

We are taking part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, a week long live online donation event. All funds raised will support our project, the “First Babies Group” in Didcot. The campaign goes live on #GivingTuesday, 28th November 2017, and runs for a week. Read on to find out more about what donations can achieve …

THE NEED – First-time parents often find themselves isolated at home. The challenges of parenting a new baby can be exhausting and unpredictable and can undermine confidence. The emotional impact of this situation can be detrimental to both the parents and the new baby, resulting in difficulties in forming the early bonds which offer stability in the child’s future. The mental health of the new parents may also suffer and this, in turn, may have an effect of family and friends, and the wider community.

OUR SOLUTION – Our established First Babies Group in Didcot supports babies from birth to 15 months and their parents. The group runs 2 hours per week, 48 weeks of the year and provides;
-a friendly, non-judgmental environment for new parents
-the chance to share experiences
-stimulating and age-appropriate activities to engage the babies and parents, planned by an experienced worker
-opportunities to join First Aid and Baby Massage courses
-monthly visits by a Staff Nurse

Please feel free to share this information to raise awareness of our project and the live campaign at the end of the month. Thank you.


The deadline for pledging funds to the match funding pot for our Big Give Christmas Challenge has been extended by 1 week!  The deadline is now Friday, 8th September at 5pm!

We need to secure a minimum of £1000 of pledges by Friday to take part in the “live” campaign at Christmas!  Can you help?  Do you know someone who can?  Are you a grant-making trust or a local business who would like to support a project in your community?  Please browse the links below to find out more ….. we’d love it if you would support us!



2 weeks left to be a Big Give Christmas Challenge Pledger!

Make your money work 4x as hard by becoming a pledger in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. Your pledge will match funds donated at Christmas (2x).  Your pledge may secure a Big Give Champion matched funder too! (3x) Champion funds will match online donations so that’s 4x the worth of your original pledge! See how here ….

Become a “pledger” in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge!

We are taking part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2017.  It’s a fabulous match funding opportunity to raise funds for First Babies support groups.  We are looking for pledgers to match online funds raised in the “live” campaign later this year … can you help?

Find out more about this wonderful opportunity and how it works at

You can read more about or “First Babies Group” project and who it helps by following this link :

And if you think you could be a “pledger”, please get in touch so that we can send you a bit more information or go online to make your pledge ….

Thank you !

Be a lifeSAVer – Sponsor A Volunteer! 

Click here to donate.

Play the Home-Start Lottery!

The lottery is administered by Home-Start UK who receive 50p for every £1 line purchased in the lottery.  Make sure that you use the link to the form below to nominate Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire as your beneficiary and we will receive 45p of that 50p! Those 45p’s will soon add up and really make a difference!

Click here to play the lottery for Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire

Raise funds easily with Easyfundraising!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be REALLY grateful for your donations.

Hold a Fundraising Event!

Have you got a fabulous and fun idea for raising money and would like to raise money for us?  We’d love to hear from you!  Perhaps you want to run or walk or abseil from a great height?  Or you are good in the kitchen and want to feed others with “bangers and mash” or “coffee and cake”?  We would love to support you with your event in any way we can so let us know if you are up to something ….. email Dawn at


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Our office closes today (21st December) for the Christmas break and will re-open on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018! May we take this opportunity to wish all of our families, our staff, volunteers, trustees and supporters a very Merry Christmas and … Continue reading