Springtime-Sparkle Ball raises over £30,000 for Home-Start South Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Springtime-Sparkle Ball raises over £30,000 for Home-Start South Warwickshire

A SPRINGTIME-Sparkle Ball has raised over £30,000 for Home-Start South Warwickshire,

The ball, held at Warwick School Hall, was the first event organised by a group of dedicated volunteers all living in south Warwickshire.

The event – geared at raising cash to support struggling families with young children – brought together over 250 guests for a night of fun, laughter and fundraising.

Attendees enjoyed a sparkling reception, a three-course meal, live entertainment and dancing to a live band.




Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to participate in a variety of fundraising activities including a raffle, silent and live auction and a pledge drive. There were also generous donations from local businesses and individuals.

Kate Melly, Co-Chair of the organising committee, said: “I went to an Information event about Home-Start South Warwickshire in October last year and was totally blown away by the amazing work their volunteers do. I was once a mum of two children under 2 and although I was lucky enough to have a wonderful family and support system in place, I still found it incredibly tough at times.


“So many families don’t have anyone to turn to, especially when their children are young and are facing a number of different challenges, I had an overwhelming feeling I had to do something to help them. So, with the help of some fantastic friends, we decided to organise a ball at Warwick School Hall and I’m delighted to say my small vision officially became a huge reality. I couldn’t have dreamed for anything more.”

Home-Start South Warwickshire provides practical and emotional support to families with young children who are struggling with issues such as isolation, mental health problems, and financial hardship.

For more information visit www.home-startsouthwarwickshire.org.uk

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