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Home-Start to host Healthy Minds Webinar - How To Empty Your ‘Stress Bucket’ with Gin Lalli
01 March 2021
We’re thrilled to be hosting a live webinar ‘How To Empty Your Stress Bucket’ with Gin Lalli on Thursday 25th March at 11am. The ev... read more >
Family support charity launches ‘healthy minds’ campaign
17 February 2021
As a new YouGov survey reveals over half of parents of under 5s are struggling to cope Home-Start Aberdeen has launched a ‘Healthy Minds’ ... read more >
Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend
19 August 2020
The Kiltwalk team have launched a Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend 11th – 13th September so that people like you can still raise funds for the charities... read more >
70-year old Charity Volunteer's Skydive Mission
14 July 2020
An Aberdeen grandmother had been gearing up to do a skydive this month to mark turning 70 and to raise money for Home-Start Aberdeen. ... read more >
Volunteers' Week 2020 - Thank you!
05 June 2020
Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work, passion, and commitment to making a difference to the lives of families in Aberdeen. Without you... read more >
Babies, parents and COVID-19: Tell us your experiences
19 May 2020
Are you expecting a baby, or have you given birth or adopted a baby in the past two years? We want to hear how COVID-19 and the stay at home advice is... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen sets 2.6 mini marathon challenge
28 April 2020
An Aberdeen NHS worker who had trained to run the London Marathon for local charity Home-Start Aberdeen is encouraging supporters and the public to ta... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen adapts services to support families in need
20 March 2020
​City based charity Home-Start Aberdeen is responding to the coronavirus pandemic by adapting its services to provide support to families on a remot... read more >
Charity Shop - COVID-19 update
19 March 2020
It is with a heavy heart that our charity shop on George Street will now be closed until further notice. Thank you all for your continued support and ... read more >
Covid-19 update
17 March 2020
Due to the current Coronavirus, the Trustees of Home-Start Aberdeen have made the decision to cease all face-to-face home-visiting by staff, volunteer... read more >
Just over 7 weeks to go…London Marathon 2020
05 March 2020
Aberdeen man, Allan Leslie has been pounding the streets and trails in preparation for the London Marathon clocking up 123 miles in January and 126 mi... read more >
Student Volunteering Week - How student volunteering can develop skills and employability.
14 February 2020
Studying an MSc in Social Work at RGU Kate undertook a placement with Home-Start Aberdeen in Spring 2019. Kate was no stranger to Home-Start having b... read more >
Time to Talk Day - Jamie's Story
06 February 2020
Taking time to talk or ask for help may feel awkward or like such a defeat. It’s not. You need to be brave to be vulnerable. Choose to talk a... read more >
Jean - my volunteer story
04 February 2020
Our volunteers are the life blood of Home-Start and we couldn’t do what we do without them. As this is ‘National Storytelling Week' ... read more >
Ecclesiastical’s 12 days of giving
19 November 2019
Each weekday from 5th to 20th December Ecclesiastical will be giving 10 charities, £1,000. That’s £120,000 to 120 charities in 12 d... read more >
The Acclamations Choir Christmas Concert
18 November 2019
The Acclamations and Friends from Aberdeen Choral will be performing a Christmas Concert in aid of Home-Start Aberdeen ... read more >
Children's book advent appeal
14 October 2019
Home-Start Aberdeen is preparing for its Annual Book Advent. We aim to provide our supported families with a bundle of 24 wrapped, new books to be ope... read more >
Aberdeen charity bowled over by unexpected cash donation
30 September 2019
A local Aberdeen charity has received a five-figure cash boost from the trustees of a wound up bowling club. ... read more >
Festive lunch and Christmas market
16 September 2019
The Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen are delighted to launch their fabulous new Festive lunch and Christmas market event in support of local families. &... read more >
Charity celebrates £100,000 funding that will support Aberdeen Families
30 August 2019
A local charity which plays a vital role supporting parents and making a positive impact to the lives of children and families living in Aberdeen is r... read more >
Oil firm helps north east charity in drive to recruit and train volunteers
24 July 2019
Local charity, Home-Start Aberdeen has received a funding boost of over £8,000 from oil firm Apache North Sea. The donation is to help finance ... read more >
What’s your fondest childhood family memory?
23 July 2019
Everyone can remember particular memories from their childhood of time spent with their family. Some fond, maybe some not so fond, some funny, some s... read more >
Scotsman running London Marathon for Home-Start Aberdeen
20 July 2019
We caught up with Allan Leslie today at the Hazelhead park run. Allan is going to be running the London Marathon for Home-Start Aberdeen in 2020. ... read more >
Afternoon tea raises money, money, money for local charity
14 June 2019
An Abba-themed afternoon tea has raised over £7,000 for Aberdeen family support charity, Home-Start. ... read more >
Annie Sleven – my volunteer story
05 June 2019
At Home-Start Aberdeen we truly couldn’t achieve what we do without our volunteers.... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen seeks volunteers to help families
15 May 2019
Home-Start Aberdeen are encouraging parents who could help other parents to get in touch and find out more about volunteering opportunities to support... read more >
George takes on Great Stirling Marathon for Home-Start Aberdeen
23 April 2019
On Sunday 28th April, George Proctor will take on the Stirling Marathon in aid of Home-Start Aberdeen. ... read more >
Super Trouper ABBA Afternoon Tea and fashion show to raise funds for local family support charity
15 March 2019
An ABBA themed afternoon tea is on the menu for a charity event at the Marcliffe Hotel on Sunday 19th May. The event is organised and hosted by The F... read more >
Aberdeen family support charity welcomes cracking cash donations
24 December 2018
A local family support charity is celebrating receiving over £10,000 in funds in the run up to Christmas. Home-Start Aberdeen plays a vital rol... read more >
ABBA Themed Afternoon Tea 2019 announced
26 November 2018
The Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen Group are excited to announce their ABBA themed afternoon tea for 2019. It’s going to be …Super Trou... read more >
Aviva Community Fund awards: Cast your votes for Home-Start Aberdeen’s Rising Stars
30 October 2018
Home-Start Aberdeen is calling on your votes to help win funding in the Aviva Community Fund awards for its Rising Stars project in Aberdeen. ... read more >
Family support charity appoints new general manager
28 September 2018
Home-Start Aberdeen has appointed a new general manager. The family support charity has welcomed Eleanor McEwan to the role following a successful rec... read more >
Ride the North 2018 - Karen's story
13 August 2018
Karen Yarnold, one of Home-Start Aberdeen's Ride the North cyclists, shares her training experiences and motivations for participating in this tw... read more >
Could you volunteer with us?
06 August 2018
Home-Start Aberdeen is running a new morning (weekdays) volunteer preparation course, with sessions starting late August.... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen secures five-figure funding award
23 July 2018
Home-Start Aberdeen has secured a £25,000 funding award to sustain its work with local families. ... read more >
Vacancy: Home-Start Aberdeen seeks General Manager
25 June 2018
Dynamic leader with vision required.... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen secures three-year Robertson Trust funding
23 May 2018
Home-Start Aberdeen has received an important three-year funding package to support its work with local families. ... read more >
Family support charity receives Awards for All funding boost
23 March 2018
A north-east voluntary organisation has welcomed an important contribution towards its volunteer recruitment and training programme, courtesy of Natio... read more >
Home-Start Aberdeen announced as one of 10 offical BHGE 10K charities
29 January 2018
Organisers of the North East’s longest standing road race announced the 10 affiliated charities who will call on participants to take on the cha... read more >
2018 afternoon tea tickets on sale
04 January 2018
Tickets are now on sale for our Mary Poppins-themed afternoon tea on Sunday, 13 May 2018.... read more >
Home-Start Worldwide Tokyo Conference: Our Blog
15 November 2017
Scheme manager Georgette Cobban represented Home-Start Aberdeen at the 2017 Home-Start Worldwide conference in Tokyo. Read her blog about the event...... read more >
Family Support Charity Launches 2017 Children’s Book Appeal
13 October 2017
An Aberdeen-based family support charity has launched an appeal for books for children as it prepares to organise its fourth consecutive book advent.... read more >
Comedy evening tickets on sale
27 September 2017
Tickets are now on sale for our comedy evening in October, organised by the Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen.... read more >
Development lead vacancy
01 September 2017
An exciting new opportunity exists for a development lead with Home-Start Aberdeen.... read more >
Plea for volunteers to get on course
22 August 2017
Home-Start Aberdeen has issued an urgent plea for new volunteers to help it achieve its target of recruiting 30 new volunteers within 30 weeks during ... read more >
Tickets on sale for charity race night
21 July 2017
Tickets are now on sale for our September race night, organised by the Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen.... read more >
Rathbones invests its support in Aberdeen family charity
06 July 2017
A local family charity has received a two-year pledge of support from the Aberdeen branch of Rathbones, a leading investment management company. ... read more >
Family support charity seeks to achieve 30 in 30 target
02 June 2017
An Aberdeen-based family support charity is using Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June 2017, as a springboard to successfully conclude its... read more >
Quiz Night Tickets Now Available
28 May 2017
A quiz night organised by Aberdeen Lions Club will take place on Thursday, 29 June with all funds going to Home-Start Aberdeen. ... read more >
Charity Celebrates Milestone Birthday With 1930s-themed Afternoon Tea
03 March 2017
An Aberdeen-based charity is marking thirty years of support for vulnerable and isolated local families by hosting a 1930s-themed afternoon tea fundra... read more >
Energy firm gives family support charity a birthday boost
20 February 2017
A local family support charity has received a welcome 30th birthday gift in the form of a substantial donation from a major energy company. ... read more >
Family support charity secures five-figure funding from Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation
08 October 2018
A local family support charity has received funding towards a flagship project from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation.... read more >