The 2015 Short Story Prize
We are delighted that Tracy Chevalier has agreed to judge the 2015 Home-Start Bridgwater Prize. The best selling author of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ will visit Bridgwater in April to present the winners with their cheques for £500, £200 and £100.
More good news is that Wilkins the Jewellers are sponsoring a special extra £100 prize for the best story from a writer living in the Somerset area.
The contest opens for entries on October 1st 2014, with a closing date of February 1st 2015. Maximum story length 2200 words, on any theme. The entry fee is £7 per story.
Full details and entry forms can be downloaded here, or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Homestart office.
An Evening of Acapella
Home-Start Bridgwater Area are delighted to be working in partnership with Victoria Park Community Centre to host a night of acappella. We are honoured to be welcoming no less than 6 accomplished acappella groups from Bristol and South Gloucestershire. A fast paced evening of 4-8 part songs from across the ages. All proceeds going to Home-Start Bridgwater Area and Victoria Park Community Centre.
Tickets cost from £6 and are available from the ticket office Tel: 01278 422 255
The Business Networking Show
The Business Networking Show is very pleased to announce that Home-Start Bridgwater is their nominated charity.
The show will see businesses from all over the country meet at Wolvehampton Racecourse on Friday 19th September for a spectacular day of networking, fabulous speakers, speed networking and most of all lots of business! It’s a show that has grown from a local idea and gone national! In fact it now has 16 different partners from across the country.
One of the partner organisations for the show, 4Networking, actually started in Bridgwater in 2006, since then it has grown at a dramatic rate and now holds over 5000 meetings a year, with two meeting still regularly taking place in Bridgwater, one at the King Sedgemoor Inn at the Express Park and the other at the new White Willows at Junction 24 - so Bridgwater really does hold a special place in the heart of the network.
The show hopes to raise as much money as possible for Homestart Bridgwater to help them to continue the wonderful work that they do supporting families in the area. To do that we want to get as many people as possible to exhibit and attend the show, so if you are on twitter why not help to promote the show by joining in, follow @TBNShow #TBNS2014 and tweet about the show and Homestart Bridgwater, every additional penny raised will help to make a difference to a family in the area!
National Volunteers Week High Tea
On Friday 6th June 2014 we celebrated National Volunteers week in style with high tea at Victoria Park Community Centre.
All of our hard working home visiting volunteers and Trustees were treated to tea and cake to thank them for their work over the year.
Sponsored Dog Walk
For Home-Start Bridgwater Area
(though you don’t have to bring a dog)
On Saturday 12th July starting at Crowcombe Park Gate at 11 am
Stunningly beautiful walk along the top of the Quantocks, and down to Triscombe, for sandwiches at the Blue Ball, £3 per person
Circular route, approx 6 miles
Sponsor form and map available from
Tina Hamilton (Chair)
Home-Start Bridgwater Area
9 Stradling Close