Local stars help raise over £8,000

We were so lucky to have such an amazing group of local celebrities join us at our annual carol service in December at St Anne’s Church, and we are pleased to announce that we raised nearly £8,000 to help support local families in need of help.

The evening heard heartfelt and entertaining celebrity readings from Sir Richard Stilgoe, Jane Asher, Jenni Falconer, Samuel West and Guy Henry, all of whom understand the value of our work.

Beautiful festive music was heard from three choirs: the award-winning Epiphoni Consort Chamber Choir, St Anne’s School Choir, and the Eclipse Choir.

Speaking after the carol service, Laura Lewis, Home-Start Wandsworth’s Chair, said: ‘This was such a fabulous occasion for everyone in our community, and we were treated to exceptional music as well as readings from celebrities that we all know and love so much.’

‘Once more, we are extremely grateful to everyone in supporting the event. Thanks to our sponsors, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, and the support from Savills, all the money we raise will go straight to the charity to help families who need us.’

She continued: ‘Here at Home-Start Wandsworth, we know how overwhelming family life can be, and we are here to help parents in our community support their families as best they can.’

‘No matter what difficulties families may be going through, our specially trained volunteers are here to help parents improve their children’s well-being and build better futures for them. No-one should feel that they have to do it on their own.’

If you are a parent with young children under the age of five, and finding any aspect of family life difficult, then please visit the ‘how we help’ page to see how we can help you and your family.

If you would like to make a donation or find out ways in which you can support our work, please click donate or look on our fundraising ideas page on our website.