New Year off to a good start for Monmouthshire charity

MONMOUTHSHIRE’S family support charity Home-Start has been presented with a donation of £500.

Home-Start was chosen by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK to be a beneficiary of its flagship Charity Walk for Peace, an annual event that has raised nearly £3m for good causes throughout Britain over the last 28 years.

Monmouth MP David Davies, who has held discussions with Ahmadiyya Muslims in Parliament, presented a cheque on their behalf to Home-Start manager Pam Lloyd.

Based at Bridges Community Centre in Monmouth, Home-Start Monmouthshire offers emotional and practical help to families with young children who are experiencing stress or difficulties.

Mr Davies said: “When Ahmadiyya Muslims asked me if they could support a local charity, I was delighted to mention Home-Start.”

Pam Lloyd added: “It is always lovely when we receive unexpected donations that we haven’t had to canvass for and I would like to thank David for nominating our scheme.

“We are struggling to find funding for 2017-18 so it will be carried forward to boost the budget and used to help families in Monmouthshire.”