Monmouthshire Ahmadiyya Muslims donate to Home-Start
MONMOUTHSHIREâ€™S family support charity Home-Start has been presented with a donation of Â£500.
Home-Start was chosen by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK to be a beneficiary of its flagship Charity Walk for Peace, an annual event that has raised nearly Â£3m for good causes throughout Britain over the last 28 years.
Monmouth MP David Davies, who has held discussions with Ahmadiyya Muslims in Parliament, presented a cheque on their behalf to Home-Start manager Pam Lloyd.
Based at Bridges Community Centre in Monmouth, Home-Start Monmouthshire offers emotional and practical help to families with young children who are experiencing stress or difficulties.
Mr Davies said: â€œWhen Ahmadiyya Muslims asked me if they could support a local charity, I was delighted to mention Home-Start.â€
Pam Lloyd added: â€œIt is always lovely when we receive unexpected donations that we havenâ€™t had to canvass for and I would like to thank David for nominating our scheme.
â€œWe are struggling to find funding for 2017-18 so it will be carried forward to boost the budget and used to help families in Monmouthshire.â€.