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Family Christmas Party

A big thank you to all the families who came out in the cold on Monday 5th December to celebrate out Family Christmas Party, we all had a fabulous time and even Santa came to hand out presents.

Also a massive thanks to Leicestershire Cares, who help businesses get involved in the local community, they arranged for Blaby District Council to once again help with the event. On top of their hands on support Blaby District Council also provided all the food and the room for us to use so one final thank you to them. We hope you all have a lovely time over the holidays.

Teddy Tombola

We had a fantastic weekend at South Wigston Tesco’s Community Event, even if we did get a little wet! Thanks to all who helped run out teddy tombola or knocking down Humpty Dumpty and thanks to all who donated teddies. We raised £198 and met some fantastic people, including the Mayor!

Fundraising Curry Night

There was a great response for our fundraising evening at Chef & Spice Buffet on May 25th. Including the raffle and donations from people who were unable to attend we raised over £900. A huge thank you to all involved.

Volunteer Event

A fantastic turn out for our volunteer coffee & cake walk at Brocks Hill Country Park. Even the rain didn’t stop them having a great time.

Our Spring Newsletter is out now

Please see our May 2016 newsletter. Should you require a paper copy please contact the office.

Sales on eBay

The items that have been donated to the scheme are flying out from eBay, please check out our sales and help us continue to raise money for the scheme.

Pink & Greene Cards

If you need to purchase any greetings cards why not consider buying them through Pink and Greene (link below) They have a wonderful selection of cards and for every card you buy they will make a donation to Home-Start Blaby District Oadby & Wigston. Please spread the word.


Our Winter Newsletter is Out Now

Please see our Jan 2016 Newsletter. Should you require a paper copy please contact the office and we can arrange for one to be posted out to you.



 Waitrose, Blaby, Bag Pack

With many thanks to the staff and generous customers at Waitrose Blaby we were thrilled to raise £530 when we bagged packed in store on the 23rd December 2015.


Christmas Late Night Shopping Events

We are having stalls at Wigston Magna and South Wigston Christmas Light Switch on. There will be Teddy Tombola’s at both events, £1 to pull a teddy’s name out of the tombola and then find and take home your new friend.

Wigston Town Centre, Leicester Road, 28th November 12noon until 7pm

South Wigston Town Centre, Blaby Road, 5th December 3pm until 8pm


Final 360 Play Fundraising Event

Our year as 360 Play Leicester’s Charity of the year is coming to an end. They have been wonderful in helping us to raise much needed funds for the scheme but this is your last chance to get discounted entry to 360 Play and contribute to Home-Start BOW. Anyone can attend, the more the merrier, so tell your friends!

We Need Your Help

We need ideas and support to continue raising money to keep the scheme going. Please call the office on 0116 2630270 if you are interested in attending.

New “Pop-Up” Family Group in Huncote

We have launched a brand new “pop up” group at the Sure Start Children’s Centre in the Pavilion, Huncote. If you are interested in coming along please contact the office on: 0116 263 0270 for more information.

What’s on Summer 2015

For a complete list of all the events for families taking place in the Leicester City museum’s and Belgrave Hall & Gardens over the summer please click on the link below!

Whats on Summer 2015

Summer Events

Getting ready for our bear hunt!

Family fun picnics summer 2015 poster

Family Fun Picnic in the Park Events, come along and join the fun.

This year our summer events are inspired by the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Join us for a Bear Hunt sensory trail, story telling, a teddy bear parade, puppets, singing, face painting and physical games and more!

There are 4 different locations for you to come to the most convenient for you:

Wednesday 29th July 10am-1pm Huncote Sports Ground and SureStart Centre ant the Pavilion

Thursday 30th July 10am-1pm Stoney Stanton Park

Wednesday 5th August 10am-1pm Peace Memorial Park, Wigston Magna

Thursday 6th August 10am-1pm Ellis Park, Oadby

To book your place call the office on 0116 2630270 or Sam Taylor on 07940 928155

Sponsored Walk

Starting on Monday 8th June, Fiona, our scheme manager will be walking the Leicestershire Round and will be aiming to do the whole 100+ miles within two weeks to finish on Monday 22nd June. It will be done over the evenings and weekend days and will be sponsored in aid of Home-Start Blaby District Oadby & Wigston.

Easter Event

A wonderful time was had by all at our Easter Event in Living Rock Church Stoney Stanton.