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Home-Start York Newsletter
October 2018
Click here to watch the Home-Start York Flashmob.
 

It was an exciting summer for Home-Start York. 

Hundreds of people came together to perform a Flashmob in York. We rehearsed for several months and our Chairman, David Miller kicked off the performance dressed as the Greatest Showman! This was a wonderful way to celebrate our 30th year and raise awareness for our charity. Over a thousand people came to watch and our video has been viewed thousands of times online. Thank you to our wonderful fundraising team for giving up their time and helping on the day. 

 

Our Bob the Builder cart raced down the cobbles. 

Once again, Kevin Greenhill created a fantastic cart for the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge. Kevin hurtled down the cobbles to the tune of Bob the Builder. That man is fearless! We're so grateful to Kevin and his family and all our fundraising team for taking part in this fun day. 

York Minster 30th Anniversary Evensong  

Thank you to everyone who attended our very special 30th Anniversary Evensong at York Minster on Saturday. It was a really lovely service and it was great to see so many of you there. 
Other Events...
Joseph Rowntree Community Buzz Fun Day. Dancing with bears in the park! 
The Gurkha ladies supported by the Gurkha community raised a whopping £705.71p for Home-Start York after hosting 5 events this summer including a fantastic Nepalese Fun Day. Amazing! 
Dates for your diaries
 
Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm - Cantar Community Choir Concert - Haxby and Wiggington Methodist Church. Tickets available on the door. £8/£5.  Proceeds from this event will be shared between the church and to Medicins Sans Frontiers and Home-Start York. 

27th November & 4th December at 9.30am -  Christmas Toy Fair Planning Meeting. Home-Start York office. All welcome.  

Saturday 8th December 11am - 3pm- Christmas Toy Fair at Acomb Parish Church.

 
Christmas Toy Fair Poster
Other News
 
Huge welcome to our newest volunteers! We're now approaching week 3 of the latest preparation course and it's going great! So pleased to have you all on board. 
 
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There have been changes in our management structure with new Trustees joining the board. We'll be able to give you more details after our AGM meeting. 

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After securing funding from British Red Cross and the Armed Forces Covenant, we will soon be offering further training courses for our current volunteers. More info to follow soon.

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Did you see the great article about Home-Start in The Guardian? Link below. 

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Finally, click on the icons below to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for daily updates! 

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Click here to read The Guardian article
Messages
 
We require donations of good quality used/new toys to sell at the Christmas Toy Fair. Can you help? 

We would also really appreciate any help setting up tables at the hall on the morning of the fair from 9am.  Help with manning the stalls during the event and clearing up afterwards. Please e-mail Julie fisherjulie@gmail.com and let her know if you will be able to help with any of the above. Thank you! 

 
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