Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face, such as post-natal depression, isolation or bereavement, by providing emotional and practical support. Based in the centre of Watford, the charity was established in 1993 and helps over 120 families each year.
Staff at VWV nominate a charity to partner with each year and raise money through a variety of fundraising activities, as well as donations from the charitable trust. Last year, the firm raised over £2,500 for the Peace Hospice Care.
Alli Nunes, Community Fundraiser at Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers, said:
"We are thrilled to be being supported by VWV this year. We need to raise £150,000 a year to support local children and families. Being chosen as charity of the year makes such a difference to us: it raises our profile in the community and helps us to continue the work we do."
Richard Phillips, VWV Watford Office Partner, commented:
"As a firm we are committed to raising awareness of the amazing work that local charities do and we are very happy to be supporting Home Start Watford and Three Rivers this year.
The charity has been providing invaluable emotional and practical support to vulnerable families, and we look forward to raising funds for them."
For more information about Home Start Watford and Three Rivers, please visit http://home-startwatford.org.uk/