Home-start Watford And Three Rivers

Making Memories - Because Childhood Can't Wait

Funding will enable families to spend precious time together building relationships and making memories. This year has been tough for everyone, but even more so for disadvantaged children living in poor conditions with no space to play.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1108847)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,500

Amount raised

£8,140

Donations

158

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

For the last fourteen months, families have been more confined to their homes than ever. For young children, the impact of this confinement is significantly adverse. They have missed out on crucial opportunities to socialise & they have experienced family relationships becoming strained. Over 50% of supported families live in cramped, poor conditions with no space inside or outside to play. Free community activities are currently nonexistent & financial hardship make days out mostly impossible.

Solution

With Funding, we will continue to develop free family group sessions and 'pop up' community activities, across Watford, Three Rivers, and Hertsmere, so they are accessible to every family that would like to attend. We will also provide free passes for families facing financial hardship to be able to have fun 'days out' at local farms, soft play centres, swimming, bowling and cinemas. This will enable families to spend quality times together away from the stresses and strains of every day life.

  • Mum opened the envelope whilst we were there and saw the voucher. At first she thought it was a poster advertising it. When it was explained to her that it is, in fact, for a day out, Mum was over the moon and speechless. ‘It means a lot. A lot. You have no idea how much this means’

    — Supported Family

  • Mum rang to say thank you but was so overwhelmed she could barely speak. The children could be heard in the background shouting out ‘thank you, I love you’ and whooping and clapping. Mum said that she opened it and saw what was inside (a trip to London Zoo) and thought ‘Oh wow! Are you joking?!’

    — Supported Family