Family charity receives grant from bank

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Local charity Home Start Kettering Area has been announced as the winners of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund, receiving a cheque for £3,000 from the bank.

The grant will help the charity recruit and train volunteers to support families with children under five who are experiencing stress or difficulties, including post-natal depression, disability, isolation, and other challenges which can lead to crisis and family breakdown.

Home Start Manager, Nikki Farrar-Hayton, said: “As a result of the work Home Start volunteers do, the lives of many young children have been changed for the better.

“Each year, volunteers give up more than 2,000 hours to support local families. This award will go towards ensuring that their wonderful support can continue in Kettering. A very big thank you to everyone that voted for us.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is helping local people across England and Wales to have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England and Wales. There are four local good causes in each community and each will receive an award.

The other county winner was the Northampton Branch of Motor Neurone Disease.