A parent we spoke to this week described our service in a nutshell: 'I just appreciated having a kind and friendly person who was genuinely interested in me, my life and my children. She made me realize that I am not alone and that there are wonderful people in the world who are willing to give up their spare time to spend with complete strangers and help them out when they are really struggling. That in itself is truly heart-warming and made me feel good.'
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Our gazebo HQ was humming with folk all day at Midlothian Play Day. Organaised by Midlothian Association of Play in Vogrie country park for families and children.
We were offering Treasure Hunts and Make a Bug. The children produced some amazing creatures and collected lots of natural treasures from the park.
We were delighted to meet all sorts of people including the Provost and 3 MSPs, Colin Beattie, Christine Grahame and Jeremy Balfour. It was a great opportunity to tell them about our work in Midlothian.
We were delighted and astonished to be presented with a cheque for £1415 by the staff of Cranley Nurseries.
Sixteen nursery staff ran a hundred K between them at the Edinburgh Marathon. They were sponsored by the staff and parents of the four Cranley Nurseries in Edinburgh. The nursery parents were inspired by hearing about Home Link and really related to the work that we do with families whose children are the same age as their own.
Karen Murray, Manager of Cranley Nurseries who ran 10k, said: ‘It was a lot of training for the nursery staff, on top of an already demanding job, but it was worth it for the sense of achievement and to help this really amazing charity that make such a difference in families lives’.
Paula Swanston, Home link Family Support’s manager said : ‘The money will help us to make sure that families will get a volunteer who will encourage them, listen to them and help the whole family get involved in learning and play’.