On 22 November 2016 we hosted our fundraiser of the year, the Home-Start Wandsworth annual Quiz in Wandsworth Town Hall’s Civic Suite, to raise funds to support local families.
Our first quiz eight years ago was held in a small restaurant on Northcote Rd with just under 50 people. This year a record 280 local supporters battled it out to become the coveted quiz champions. The quiet achievers at the back of the room called ‘Table With No Name’ took this year’s title.
Home-Start Wandsworth’s Chair, Laura Lewis, paid tribute to a small charity that makes a big difference to people’s lives, and praised the skilled volunteers that give up their time to offer friendship and support. She thanked the tireless volunteers who also spent hours of their time cooking, baking and preparing for the Quiz night and who do so every year.
Laura continued by saying how grateful we are for all the support we receive every year at this fun-filled event. This year is particularly crucial as we are operating in an increasingly competitive environment for funding and we are not guaranteed support from regular funders such as the Big Lottery anymore. She emphasised the importance of local businesses and individuals supporting our work.
This year, despite a reduction in funding and serious illness in the team we helped 78 families, which means support for 155 children. In addition to the regular weekly support through home visits, we have built on our coffee hubs model where local families can come together in safe, relaxed environment to meet and support each other. We also organised a number of family outings during the summer and half term holidays for our families and their children.
See you at next year’s Quiz and don’t forget to find out all about our Carol Service on 14 December.
With grateful thanks to our sponsors:
Metis Wealth The independent Chartered Financial Planning experts that use the latest technology to create a bespoke plan that gives you insights to achieve your long term goals.
John Thorogood A local family run estate agent that consistently outperforms its competitors and gives professional courteous service that builds long lasting relationships with sales and lettings customers.
And to our generous raffle prize donors:
THE 2016 PRIZE SELECTION
Voucher from Pure
The beautiful London boutique specialising in luxe cashmere and wardrobe essentials
Handmade tie £65 rrp from Palmer Menswear
Contemporary classic menswear and suits.
Coccinelle handbag £300 rrp from Opus
Independent boutique stocking ladies’ shoes and accessories mainly from Italy and Spain.
£50 shopping voucher from Made the Edit
Unusual shoes and accessories handpicked from around Europe. Pop-up in Clapham till 15th Dec and online.
Voucher from Edward James
The couture Aveda hair salon and spa that creates your hairstyle to complement your personality.
Voucher from Cobella
Enjoy a New York style salon/spa experience with world class hairdressing and beauty treatments.
Voucher from Anthony Laban
Put yourself in the hands of a barber shop professional for a haircut, wet shave or beard trim.
Gift from Kiehl’s
American cosmetic products with formulas chosen to be truly beneficial to the skin.
Voucher from Lemon Tree Health and Beauty
Stylish and contemporary salons that provide a calm and relaxing environment to help you unwind.
The face collection from Look Fabulous Forever
Make-up specifically formulated for older eyes, faces and lips. The Face Collection (RRP £85) is a one-stop shop for a fabulous face. It includes face prime to smoothe fine lines and eliminate open pores and a base for great coverage. www.lookfabulousforever.com
Hamper from Gail’s Bakery
The truly modern artisan bakery.
£10 voucher from Hamish Johnston
One of London’s top cheese shops and food lover destinations.
Box of wine from Philglas and Swiggot
One of London’s most loved independent wine merchants.
Bottle of champagne from Majestic Wine
The UK’s largest specialist retailer of wine.
Bottle of champagne from G.H. Mumm
At the heart of champagne since 1827.
Complimentary meal for two from Fixed
Deliciously simple but far from ordinary fixed-price menu French food.
£25 dining voucher from Franco Manca
The pizzeria with top notch ingredients and speedy family-friendly service.
Dining voucher from Bill’s
Great food, a real buzz and plenty to look at. A café and shop that’s a place for everyone.
Panettone and Prosecco from Pintus
Coffee shop and delicatessen specialising in authentic Italian food with a warm and family-friendly atmosphere.
Bottle of wine from Jane Ellison MP
Home-Start Wandsworth’s patron. Financial Secretary to the Treasury and local MP for Battersea
Bottle of whiskey
Gym session voucher
The Train Station Gym.