Families celebrate 10th anniversary of Sure Start

All the fun on the bouncy castle at Wellingborough Sure Start's 10th birthday
All the fun on the bouncy castle at Wellingborough Sure Start's 10th birthday

Celebrations have been held to mark the 10th anniversary of an organisation which has supported thousands of families.

Sure Start is a Government programme which for the last decade has provided services for pre-school children and their families.In Wellingborough, the Sure Start Children’s Centre in Penrith Drive has been open since 2004. It offers education and childcare, child and family health services and family support and outreach work.

Staff held a party there on Tuesday, September 4, where families were invited to take part in activities including a disco, bouncy castle and face painting.

Support worker Gemma Davis said: “We had a lot of people at the party. It was good to get so many people in because a lot of people don’t know what we do here. The centre makes a big difference, especially to younger mums.”

Jenny Gomm, 33, has been attending the centre with her three children for six-and-a-half years. She said: “It’s a fantastic facility; it’s great for meeting new people and for the children to meet new friends.”

Mum-of-three Tanya Holmes, 26, said: “Going to the centre has made a big difference to me. It built up my confidence. My children are able to interact with other children and that boosts their confidence for when they go to school.”