Christmas Appeal

Please ‘Help a Local Child’ and make sure we can be there for the vulnerable children throughout Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex who need our help in the future.

Children like Luke* need your help

Luke* was just 3 years old when his Mummy was killed in a tragic accident.

His disabled Daddy, plunged into shock and grief, struggled to cope with the loss of his beloved wife and his mental health rapidly deteriorated. Luke’s dad didn’t know how he was going to cope.

With the vital support of Home-Start, Luke and his dad were able to make positive moves forward. Whilst Luke will never fully get over the death of his Mummy, his situation has greatly improved and he has a brighter future ahead.

Please donate now to help give young children like Luke a brighter future.

(*Names have been changed.)

Helping hundreds of local children

Not all local children are lucky enough to have a happy start in life. There are many vulnerable children living in Crawley, Horsham & Mid-Sussex who are in real need of our support.

Last year we supported 335 children. Tragically, we had to turn many more away, simply because we didn’t have the funds to help them.

Our Snowflake Appeal is to raise funds that will help us make sure more local children, as unique and fragile as snowflakes, get the help they need for a brighter future.

Help a local child this Christmas

Join our Christmas dress up day on Friday 6th December! 

We are asking local Companies, Schools, Nursery’s and Community Groups to join our Christmas dress up day, for a £1 donation to our Snowflake Appeal.

To help make it simple for you to promote the day, we’ve attached a  flyer. 

You can also get directly involved in raising funds for the Snowflake Appeal by organising your own event or activity.

Our free Snowflake event invitations can be tailored for your event. Simply download them from the links below, or contact us to request your copies.
Snowflake Appeal Event Poster
Snowflake Appeal Event Invitations

The Snowflake fundraising pack gives information on fundraising for our Snowflake Appeal:
Part 1 – tells more about the Snowflake Appeal & gives ideas to inspire you when deciding your fundraising activity.
Part 2 – explains how keep in touch and send us the funds you’ve raised to help local children.

Once you have decided how you would like to help a local child this Christmas, you can also set up your own Snowflake Appeal fundraising page on JustGiving, making it easier for you to receive donations that will be sent directly to us.

Here are just a few ideas of ways you could raise funds for the Snowflake Appeal.

  • Join our Christmas dress up day on Friday 6th December (or other date) (flyer) get your local school or workplace involved too.
  • Sell / Purchase our Home-Start Christmas cards – please give us a call on 01293 416327 to discuss
  • Hold a sponsored event
  • Decorate biscuits as snowflakes and sell to friends and family
  • Organise a ‘snowflake’ party
  • Hold a non-uniform day, with those joining in donating £1 to the Appeal
  • Run an office tombola
  • Make and sell ‘snowflake’ cakes / a cake sale
  • Crochet or knit snowflake decorations to sell