The Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently voted to donate £1,500 to Home-Start: Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre, which will fund the cost of supporting one local family for the next 12 months.
Home-Start: ‘Generating lasting development amongst parents & children’Through a network of trained volunteers and specialist staff, Home-Start provide essential, personalised, and non-judgemental support for vulnerable parents and children in Blackpool, Wyre, The Fylde, and beyond.
Working with families who experience challenges such as mental or physical ill-health, disability, abuse, financial pressure, and bereavement, the charity’s core principle is to ‘increase the confidence, capacity, and independence of families’ by:
- Offering emotional and practical support to parents and their children.
- Visiting families in their own homes, to protect their dignity and identity.
- Encouraging early childhood development through playing and learning.
- Helping parents implement new strategies to cope with challenging behaviour.
The Danbro Family – supporting vulnerable familiesSpeaking on behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Helen Broughton MBE DL, the Danbro Group’s CEO, said: “Home-Start is a fabulous charity who perform crucial work supporting vulnerable families up and down the country, including right here in Lancashire.”
“The unfortunate reality right now is that, as with so many other charities and community organisations, Home-Start are seeing an influx in referrals as a result of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. It’s a really difficult time for so many families, and the essential services that Home-Start provides are needed now more than ever.”
“Through our Foundation, we’re privileged to be in a position to be able to offer our support to organisations like Home-Start, as they continue making a difference through their wonderful work. I’m proud that this donation will cover the cost of supporting one local family for the next 12 months. Alongside our continued work with children’s charity, Operation Orphan, this donation serves the Foundation’s core objective of improving the lives and prospects of those less fortunate within our community and providing them with optimism, opportunities and, ultimately, hope for a better future.”
Home-Start’s Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager, Dona Kirkham, added: “On behalf of our CEO, Pat Naylor, and myself we are thrilled to be able to partner with the Danbro Foundation. As a result of their generous donation, Home-Start Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre can continue to support local families that are going through difficult times; times that can resonate with so many of us.”
“Now, more than ever, local families are finding that life can be hard and one way to allow us to expand on what we do is through working with local businesses and their foundations, such as the Danbro Foundation.”
“Our vision is to grow and be able to support more families at a time when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait. So, thank you Danbro, we are truly grateful.”
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Sam Wright is Danbro’s Marketing Manager. He produces regular content and feature articles on our digital and non-digital channels – and social platforms – for the Danbro Group and its subsidiaries, as well as having responsibility for the Company’s internal and external communications.
His background is in Journalism and Creative Writing, having previously contributed to publications such as The Daily Post, The Lancashire Evening Post, and The Blackpool Gazette.
He is a keen swimmer and avid Manchester United fan (but don’t hold that against him), and he lives in Lancashire with his wife, Sarah.