All posts by Helen Vickers

Volunteers needed to help fundraise at Dunelm

We have the opportunity to fundraise in Dunelm, Truro. Home-Start UK have arranged 4 opportunities over the rest of the year where we can receive 50% of the monies raised if we support Dunelm staff with some volunteers.

The first event is Royal Wedding and FA Cup Fever and will take place on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May.  Alyson & Helen will be there on Friday 18th. If you can help at all please phone the office on 01209 214490 or email


Welcome to our new Volunteers

Graduation from the Prep Course

We are delighted to welcome 5 new volunteers who successfully completed their training course at Heartlands this week.

If you know of any parents who would like to volunteer please put them in touch with us. We hope to be running more Preparation Courses soon.


New Data Protection Rules

In order to comply with the new legislation on Data Protection we are updating our distribution list. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter please click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom.

From May we will need to have your consent to keep in touch with you. Please look out for emails concerning this important change.



Volunteer Meet Up

All volunteers are invited to join our newly trained volunteers for refreshments and a chance to chat.

Monday 30th April


The Copper Room, Heartlands, Pool, TR15 3QY

Expenses for travel and car parking can be reimbursed if added onto your April expenses claim form.


Fundraising Message from our Chair of Trustees

Hi all,
If you know someone who likes to do fundraising, remember you can use our MyDonate page 

Besides the money, it is always heartening to know that the importance of what we do is understood and appreciated.

I recently did an appeal to my family and friends and raised over £300. My niece Lara – who has 4 children of her own – left a very supportive message:

“Thank you for keeping up your hard work for Home-Start Kernow… is so valuable helping young families to do their best they can for their children’s future”

Registering with MyDonate is relatively straightforward but I am happy to give personal advice and support.

Best wishes
Chair of Home-Start Kernow