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A welcome cash boost for Home-Start volunteers in Borehamwood
Volunteers who help parents cope with the struggles of family life have been given a cash boost.
The £2,000 grant will go towards providing safety training for Home-Start's staff and volunteers, as well as provide training for its trustees.
Around 40 volunteers currently provide help to parents in Borehamwood and surrounding areas Radlett, Elstree and Potters Bar.
Councillor Pat Strack said: “Home-Start provides a lifeline for families with small children who, often for reasons not of their own making, may be struggling to cope.”
Twelve of Hertsmere’s Borough Councillors contributed money from the council’s Ward Improvement Initiative Scheme.
Jillian Butchart, chairman of Home-Start Borehamwood and District, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous help and support.”
Home-Start volunteers in nearby the nearby London borough of Harrow had their funding cut from the council last week.