Co-operative Stores – Community Fund

Please help us by nominating us as your charity with the above.  Every time you shop at the Co-op 1% of what you spend on own brand products will be donated to us for the next five months.

It’s easy to sign up or become a member if you aren’t one already; you can get information in any Co-op store (the ones with the blue logo) or online at

Every little helps us in our work helping others around the New Forest so please sign up today.

Thanks for your continuing support.

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Charity Concert

There will be a fun evening of musical entertainment in aid of Home-Start New Forest on Friday 11 November 2016.  It is being held at St Francis Church, Langley at 7.30 pm.  Tickets cost £7.50 each and include a glass of wine or soft drink.

For ticket reservations please phone 023 8089 7410 or 07745 296580.


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Volunteers needed to support families in the New Forest

Helping Parents build better lives for their children…

 You can make a difference to a family in your community.

Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Your experience as a parent can help other parents.

Home-Start provides a unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children.

Do you have a few hours to give each week?

Would you consider being a friend to a family?

New Volunteer training course starts on Monday 26th September.    

Deorfrith Lodge, Lyndhurst.

9:30 – 2:30 every Monday for 8 weeks.

 To find out more contact:

         Home Start New Forest – 02380 899995


              Email –

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Home-Start New Forest Christmas Cards

It’s very exciting, we have Christmas Cards!  These have been designed for us by professional illustrators/designers, free of charge with all proceeds going to HSNF.  The cards cost £4 for a pack of 10, £8 for a pack of 20 with each pack containing both designs.  Perhaps you may be able to sell some to family and friends.
They are selling fast so get your orders in soon!
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RMDS Future Productions

You may recall seeing our advert for the last production by RMDS which took place in the summer; we are delighted to report that they made a magnificent donation of £1,000 to Home-Start New Forest as a result.  We are very grateful and our thanks goes to the society for their support.

Details of their next productions can be found on their website – and the link to the box office is but a summary is as follows:
Dads Army, Ringwood School Theatre, Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st October 2015
Ringwood Soiree Cabaret, The Verwood Hub, Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th November and Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st November 2015.
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New Trustees wanted

Home-Start New Forest is looking for more volunteer trustees.

  • Do you care passionately about giving every child the best possible start in life?
  • Do you want to help to narrow the opportunity gaps confronting local families?
  • Do you have skills that you could bring to our unique local charity?

If so we would love to hear from you.

We are particularly looking for Trustees with experience in fundraising, grant applications and helping to publicise our profile in the local community.

For a recruitment pack & information please contact Louise or Terry at our office: – 023 8089 9995 or email,

Please have a look at the rest of our website to see how we support families.

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Message from Forest Fundraisers



Our annual Autumn gathering will take place on THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER, from 9.00 am until lunchtime.  But we have a new venue this year.   We will be setting up in Godshill Village Hall, opposite the Fighting Cocks, on the road to Woodgreen.  A fantastic place from which to set off on all sorts of beautiful walks, and enjoy our wonderful Forest and the company of friends.

This will be our final fundraising event of the year in aid of Home-Start New Forest.  We’ve been so very proud to support this fantastic charity which does such amazing work to support young families who are struggling to cope.  So bring a Fiver to receive a map of suggested walking routes, a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of something naughty but nice, plus some extra money as we will be selling all sorts of garden produce, as well as cakes and quiches, jams and jellies.   If you have anything you would be willing to donate to help our sale, we would be enormously grateful.

As so many of you will know, it’s a great opportunity to stretch the legs, walk the dogs and have a good social get-together.  We will be suggesting two walks: one short and one rather longer, so take your choice.  Oh, and the blackberries won’t be over,  so bring some small bags too.

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Local Property Index

Local Property Index is a property search engine and everyone who uses it (by requesting house details) will be able to chose which charity they want to support.

They have included Home-Start New Forest as one the charities that visitors to their website are able to support so if you, or anyone you know, is thinking of moving house please direct them to Local Property Index using the link below.

This is what the company says “ is proud to support Home-Start New Forest. LocalPropertyIndex is property portal based in Southampton with a wide range of property for rent and houses for sale in Southampton”

We are very grateful for their support.

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Sponsored walk

Hythe & Waterside Rotary

Beaulieu Charity Walk

2pm Sunday 28th June 2015

Want to raise some funds for a Charity, your Club or Good Cause? We can help you.

Enjoy a pleasant walk on forest paths through the private woods of the Beaulieu Estate with Rotary and the CET to raise money for your chosen charity, Club or Good Cause.

This is a rare opportunity to explore an area of Beaulieu normally closed to visitors, with our family friendly sponsored walk. There are two walks of differing distance, the main walk of 8k and a shorter 5k walk.

Full details and registration forms are available from the Beaulieu Charity Walk website:

Registration for each sponsored walker will cost £5, a family may register together for £10. Adult groups of 5 or more sponsored walkers £20. Need more information or help with registering, please contact us by email:

Complimentary refreshments are available at the finish along with certificates for sponsored walkers. Proceeds including Gift aid shared 75% to your Charity and 25% to Rotary charities and CET.

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Donation received at AGM

We were delighted to receive a donation from Councillor Alan Alvey at our AGM in Lyndhurst on 2 December 2014.

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Councillor Alan Alvey presenting the cheque from the District Council to Terry McNaught.

Home-start New Forest is very grateful for this donation and we thank the Councillor for his support.

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