Waitrose donates to Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire won the Community Matters fundraising scheme vote in Waitrose, Faringdon, and received a £270 donation!

Thank you to everyone who voted for our charity and to Waitrose for this generous donation which will be used to help us continue to support local families in need.

Gill Jones, our Family Support and Forces Liaison Worker, went to collect the cheque and thank the Waitrose team for its donation on behalf of all at Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire.

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire receives Waitrose donation

Could you become a volunteer?

We are currently recruiting new volunteers for our preparation course starting this Spring!

If you’re a parent or grandparent with two to three hours to spare per week to visit a family and are interested in finding out more about volunteering for Home-Start, please call the office on (01235) 511152 or email

Big thank you to Berro Lounge!

Didcot’s Berro Lounge raised an amazing £1199.50 for Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire to help us continue supporting local families!

They supported us by donating 50p from each burger and 10p from each coffee sold during their first month of trading in the Orchard Centre.

Senior Organiser at Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire, Rhiannon McCobb, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Berro Lounge for helping us to raise much-needed funds. We really appreciate your support and wish Berro Lounge every success.”

Visit the Berro Lounge website.

A warm welcome to our new starters

We have recently grown in number and now have three new people who have joined our team.

Gill Rose has taken on our Administrator role. Gill had previously worked for a Home-Start scheme in Hertfordshire before relocating to Didcot – so we made sure we snapped her up!

Lydia Davison is our new Organiser. Lydia has previously worked as a Home School Link worker in a primary school and has lots of experience of working with families.

Faye Golding-King is our new Marketing and Funding Coordinator. Faye has previously worked for a national breast cancer charity and joins us with lots of marketing experience.

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