Band of Bondholders

Businesses in Derby have come together to help a local charity, including Bondholders MSG Tours, Koobr and HUUB.

Home Start Derby, situated at Marble Hall in Osmaston Road, service hundreds of local families who are struggling day to day. The charity relies on grants, donations and volunteers to operate and is set to close due to a lack of short-term financial support.

Rebecca Shaw, Marketing Manager at Koobr, said: “When we heard that Home Start was having a difficult period, we knew we had to use our expertise to help in any way we could.The charity do some fantastic work and it would be a shame if this could no longer continue.”

HUUB Founder and Owner, Dean Jackson, also praised the charity and has agreed to donate a signed item of their award-winning triathlon kit for auction to help raise funds.

The charity needs to raise £5,000 in August to continue operating, and a further £15,000 to bridge a few gaps in expected donor and grant income due in October.

A Crowdfunder page has been set up by the team to try and ensure their cause is still supported in the event of ultimate closure: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/big-hopes-big-futures