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50 For 50
Celebrating 50 years of Home-Start supporting UK families

Press Release 14/06/23 

A local charity that supports families through some of their toughest times are asking community members to take on a wide range of weird and wonderful challenges to help the charity continue its important work in the Wyre Forest community.

Supporters of Home-Start Wyre Forest can join a national challenge to do 50 things to celebrate 50 years of Home-Start supporting families in the UK.


Manager Belinda Darby said “It would be wonderful to see some of our families, volunteers and supporters get involved this summer and take on any challenge involving the number 50 ! The money raised will help us to continue to change the lives of families who are going through toughtimes and it’s because of the support from local people that we've been able to support our community in The Wyre Forest for the past 28 years.”

Since 1973, Home-Start has supported over 1.5 million children with 180 local Home-Starts supporting 56,000 children in 27,000 families in communities across the UK last year.


Vivien Waterfield, Deputy Chief Executive of Home-Start UK said, “For 50 years, our volunteers have been there for families, by their side with those important little moments of friendship, advice, and practical help. Showing the Power of Little Moments. These moments add up and make a huge difference to children’s future health and happiness.”

Now Home-Start Wyre Forest is encouraging more people to sign up and help support more families. Sweat out 50 squats or sell off 50 pots, walk 50 miles or make 50 smiles, eat 50 courgettes, or walk 50 pets. You decide!

If you have a fabulous 50 challenge in mind, contact for a fundraising pack today.

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