Author Ken Follett announced as new charity patron for Home-Start Herts
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A Herts-based best-selling author has been unveiled as patron of a charity, newly reincarnated after fallen foul of county council funding cuts last year.
Thriller and historical novel writer Ken Follett becomes patron of Home-Start Hertfordshire as it starts its new chapter.
Charity chief executive Lara Norris said: “We are delighted that Ken, who has always been a big supporter of Home-Start, has agreed to be part of this exciting visionary project.”
Home-Start recruits and trains volunteers to provide three hours of support for families in the community.
Ken’s high profile, selling more than 150 million books wordwide, is a big boost to the charity which had to close its separate schemes including one in St Albans.
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Having risen from the ashes, charity staff are still working on ways to fill the funding gap.
Lara added:: “Far from seeing these cuts as a setback, the new charity gives us all the opportunity to have a voice for families.”
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