Ridgeons Community Fund gives boost to local volunteers

Ridgeons Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £300 to help support local volunteers at Home Start Babergh through its Ridgeons Community Fund.

The £300 grant was presented to the Hadleigh-based independent charity by Ridgeons’ employee Darren Tobyn, to fund volunteers’ mileage expenses.

Home Start Babergh is part of the Home-Start UK charity and offers one-to-one personalised support for parents with at least one child under five years.

The support includes home visits as well as family groups run by trained volunteers, where parents can meet others with young children.

Darren Tobyn, branch manager at Ridgeons in Sudbury, said: “It is always great to support a local charity, ensuring that volunteers can continue to perform their vital roles within the community. Home Start Babergh is a fantastic regional charity which supports families in need in the local area. We are delighted to be supporting their continued work.”

The Ridgeons Community Fund offers grants of between £250 and £750 to support small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations undertaking charitable work. The focus of the fund is on projects aimed at improving health, and working with children, young people and families.

Groups are eligible to apply if they are based within a 10 mile radius of the Ridgeons branches in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Head of Home Start Babergh, Sarah Mann, and Darren Tobyn from Ridgeons

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