Home-Start support local families in need

Yvonne Saunby, left, sales Executive with Taylor Wimpey, congratulates Corinne Clemson the chairman of Trustees of Homestart Amber Valley, after sponsoring the �500 community chest which was award to the group based in Ripley.  Also pictured are staff and volunteers from left, Gill Drew, Gaynor Drew, Ros Duric, Sharon Taylor and Shirley Smith.
Yvonne Saunby, left, sales Executive with Taylor Wimpey, congratulates Corinne Clemson the chairman of Trustees of Homestart Amber Valley, after sponsoring the �500 community chest which was award to the group based in Ripley. Also pictured are staff and volunteers from left, Gill Drew, Gaynor Drew, Ros Duric, Sharon Taylor and Shirley Smith.

A voluntary group which provides family support for parents to build better lives for their children has scooped a £500 cash boost through a community appeal.

Ripley-based Home-Start Amber Valley, provides one-to-one emotional and practical support to local families as they learn to cope, build better family relationships and improve the lives of their children.

The organisation has been awarded £500 after being voted the winner of the Community Chest initiative by Ripley & Heanor News readers.

The Community Chest scheme invited readers to nominate a worthwhile local cause to receive a cash grant from leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

Corrine Clemsom, chair of trustees at Home-Start Amber Valley, said: “We are so 
grateful for this wonderful endoresement of our 
volunteers. It is great to know that our work is appreciated and recognised.”

Home-Start Amber Valley is a voluntary organisation that supports families where there is at least one child under five who are experiencing difficulties.

Mariana Knight, regional sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to be donating £500 to the Home-Start 
Amber Valley scheme through our Community Chest initiative, after the 
readers of the Ripley and Heanor News voted it as the cause most deserving of this funding.

“This wonderful organisation does such brilliant work supporting parents, and we are very pleased to be able to offer our support to this 
worthy local cause.”