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Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas: Home Start


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Home-Start has become the fifth local charity to benefit from AFC Bournemouth’s 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

The scheme works in conjunction with the Cherries Community Fund and supports local organisations over the festive period after what has been a challenging year.

Home-Start support vulnerable families with young children through crisis, helping parents to be the best they can be for their children.

Their volunteers offer one-to-one support with mental health, post-natal depression, domestic abuse, isolation, anxiety, bereavement, disability and illness.

Home-Start are one of 12 local charities to receive a £1,000 donation from the Cherries Community Fund, who are helping spread some much-needed Christmas cheer.

The fund is financed from the proceeds of the popular Cherries Community Draw - prior to Covid - and any other donations the club receives.

Ahead of the 12 Days of Christmas scheme, AFC Bournemouth supporters recently voted for the dozen organisations they wanted to see benefit across the festive period, with Home-Start being selected as one.

Speaking to afcb.co.uk, representatives of the organisation discussed how they would use the money.

"We are hoping to give each family a gift of 'Christmas in a bag',” they began.

“That will include toys, food, crackers and anything to bring the Christmas spirit to their home at what can be a very difficult time for many."

Keep an eye out on our website to see which other charities will be benefiting from a Cherries Community Fund donation in the run up to Christmas. 

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